Written on: October 31, 2016

Our motto is “Creating a Compassionate World” and this month we bring you a selection of ways that our Sisters are doing just that, right where they are. Read on to see how they are responding to the needs and questions of others, and maybe some ways you can help.

Sisters are collecting things and need your help:

  • Anne Boyer is collecting Labels for Education and
  • Eileen Spanier is collecting plastic bags for a project to help the homeless. Bags may be dropped off at the Plaza offices, Room 104 until further notice.
  • Sr. Nancy Kaczmarek is looking for memorabilia from D’Youville College that you would be willing to donate to the archives collection at D’Youville. We collect everything from copies of D’Mensions and college catalogs to charms from Moving-Up Days and paperweights celebrating years of service. Nancy’s office number is: 716-829-8155.

Please contact the individuals above if you would like more information or have questions  about what they are collecting. (Their names are email links).

At Holy Redeemer/Lafayette, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart have been getting so many questions about themselves and about religious life in general, that they are undertaking a few initiatives to share who we are, and what religious women are all about with the other residents.

Sisters Martha Moyle and Pat Kelly created a display of GNSH artifacts in one of the cabinets in the lobby. On Monday, November 7, the LCWR video: Catholic Sisters in America will be shown and on Wednesday, November 9, Sister Patsy Geary will be talking about St. Marguerite and the history of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. These are all wonderful ways to share who we are with the curious public!

At Sacred Heart Center in Buffalo, NY, Sister Joan Daly continues to offer opportunities and guidance for Centering prayer. Also, on two dates in mid-November, the Center, through Sister Sheila, will offer a reflection on appreciation and gratitude entitled “Counting our Blessings” as a way to prepare for the celebration of Thanksgiving.

Sister Ellie Martinez conducted a retreat for women in sobriety in Rhinebeck, NY from October 14 -16.  The theme of the retreat was, “Came to Believe.”

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