Summer Appeal


Summer 2019

The longer days of summer gift us with bright, warm sunshine. As the world awakens and blossoms, we watch children happily splashing in cool water, taste the freshness of vegetables grown in our gardens, listen to the tuneful sounds of frogs and buzzing bees doing nature’s work. The summer sun reminds us that the creative breath of our loving God is forever new and actively sustaining our world.

Looking at God’s creation, St. Francis profoundly sensed the mutuality with all things created. Aware of this mutual care, Sister Joan Chittister reminds us that “Our role in life is to bring the light of our own souls to the dim places around us.” The living spirit of St. Francis still speaks to us today as we bring light into our work for peace and strive for justice within our community, our society, and our world.

Your financial support has been instrumental in keeping our mission alive. During these busy summer days, would you take a few moments to prayerfully consider making a donation? Your gift given these summer months will shine especially bright through our ministries. By helping to sustain the everyday needs of food, shelter, education, and health care, you will be the light in someone’s life today. Your light will…

  • make a gift buttonbring refreshing peace to our retired sisters who live comfortably in the cooling shade of God’s presence;
  • shine with grace on migrant children & families at the border seeking asylum protection from violence with the help of our sisters, who care for them while advocating for justice;
  • be sweet refreshment for families gratefully enjoying clean water and fresh, home-grown produce thanks to filtration and rainwater harvesting systems;
  • brighten the smiles on children of all ages as they are tutored in preparation for the fall semester and taught to express their creative ideas through arts & crafts.

We hope you will join us in being the light to others through your thoughtful financial support.
May you be blessed to walk with God this summer in whatever you do and wherever you go.


Sister Mary Diez Pam Mueller
President Director of Mission Advancement