Written on: August 9, 2016
Sister Helen Prejean asked for volunteers to write to Richard Glossip who faced death three times last year when Oklahoma tried to execute him. It has been hard for him to keep his spirits up as he has no one to write to him and told Sr. Helen he feels so alone. If you would like to write to him, please contact Sister Jean Liston for the address and suggestions. Sisters Jean and Kay Purser and Maryellen Glackin have all agreed to write to him, but more are always welcome. (click on names to send an email for more information).
Six Grey Nuns showed up at the recent NUNS on the BUS visit to Buffalo on. In addition to Sisters Sheila Stone, Donna Lord, Pat Connolly and Barbara Harrington in the photo, Barbara Schiavoni and Denise Roche also attended.
As of July, Sr. Barbara Pollock is enjoying her brand new office and cozy meeting space at Empire State College’s new building and campus site in Rochester.
Sacred Heart Center hosted a Buffalo Associates’ visit on July 17 with prayer and a presentation on the origin and mission of the Center; all this followed by lots of good conversation.
Sr. Pat Connolly is awaiting tests in August to decide if surgery is needed for Cancer of the thyroid. Meanwhile, Pat continues to participate in peace, justice and non-violence activities when possible, along with Parish Nursing events.
On August 6, Sr. Ellie Martinez offered her annual DeMello-themed retreat for over 40 persons at Christ the King Retreat Center in Syracuse.
Sr. Ruth Penksa continues convening G.N. Associates each month as well as her reading for the blind each week. Additionally, Ruth maintains a fairly strenuous schedule of book signings and offers a weekly scripture class, sponsored by her parish.
Besides her chaplaincy with the area Hospice, Sr. Dolores O’Dowd has assumed presidency of the Board of the Genesee Ministry of Concern. The ministry is in need of funding support. Please help as possible.
Sr. Jean O’Shaunecy…continues her ministry at Christ the King Parish and also helps out at the “Response to Love” Thrift Shop on Buffalo’s East Side. There, Jean serves many Muslim women who stop by to shop before attending their English classes, another of the “Response to Love” services for refugees in Buffalo.
Sr. Denise Roche has begun her volunteer position as chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority . Trying to learn a completely different agency takes time! My great concern is how the NFTA interfaces with the public, provides for their needs and plans for the future