by Sister Ruth Anne Brighton
While looking for darning cotton for the young man’s socks, I found out Joann’s (a fabric store in the US) was giving out free kits for making masks. I took one and began making them when the young man who now works at Joann’s part time, brought me another kit. Finished,they were all (minus 2) were brought to Wellesley. Now the young man wants to be taught how to make masks. His desire and intentions are great just far above his skills. He is practicing cutting lines and curves with paper and some cloth. The sewing machine will definitely be safely turned over to me. A fun and challenging project.
More Charity Alive – July 2020
Refreshing Springs, Living Waters
Not only the thirsty seek the water … The water as well seeks the thirsty (Rumi)
Excitement at Caritas – Our Sisters Are Coming Home!
There is great rejoicing in Caritas to see the sisters from Parkstone returned to live among us.
Nassau/Queens NY Associates
A Zoom meeting to give updates, offer support, and share laughter.
Masks for Wellesley
While looking for darning cotton for the young man's socks, I found out Joann's was giving out free kits for making masks.
Peru during Pandemic 2020
We asked S. Catherine Conroy to make contact with some of her friends and colleagues in Peru to see how they were faring during the time of Pandemic 2020.
Love Changes Everything
We stand with all those who seek justice and human dignity for all.
From the Archives
The summer of 1913 was remarkable as a hot, dry period.
Charity Alive – June 2020
Forgive Us, God of Life, For We Know Not What We Do
The tragic death of George Floyd fills us with grief and pain. As we struggle to bring this event to prayer, words fail. And yet, we are called to respond, for we are responsible — “able to respond.”
No matter what else is happening try to remember the Class of 2020 graduates and if you can, party with them
We want to congratulate all in the class of 2020 wherever you are.
Gardens We Know and Love
Many people we know are garden people. They love to be part of the cycle of planting, nurturing, weeding, watering and harvesting (and sharing) from the fruits of their labour. Fruitfulness is a sign of the Spirit.
Marjie Rochon reflects on her role as a Care Liaison at Wellesley during COVID-19
From my home or Marillac office, I call Sisters each day to chat. I offer Zoom calls so we can stay in touch visually and coach Sisters on how to use Zoom.
Sister Maureen Wild Recommends On the Road with Francis of Assisi – a timeless journey through Umbria and Tuscany, and beyond (2005) by Linda Bird Francke
I was very happy to come across this book many months in advance of traveling - for my first time to Italy - to visit the lands of Francis of Assisi as an integral part of my sabbatical.
From the Archives — Gardens We Have Known and Loved
Photos from Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse in Halifax, the Farm in Wellesley and Seton Academy in Vancouver.