Help the Sisters in Marbury

You’ll remember the Dominican Sisters of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama from my recent posts about their vocations retreat and the prayer they posted to consecrate a child to Our Lady. This is a good, small group of nuns who are worthy of our support. Here is a photo of them speaking to the girls who attended the recent vocations retreat:



Today I received a bit of mail from the nuns with their beautiful newsletter and a personal note. On the note they made a rare request for support. Here is what Sister wrote:

At this time we ask our friends for help with our special needs. Our main concern at present is keeping the air conditioning system going. The service men have had to make frequent calls! As with any household, there have been other “breakdowns”. We thank you for “coming to the rescue”.

Can we send some help their way? I note that on their “Ways to Help” page they accept donations via PayPal. They also provide an address where you could mail a check. I will be sending in my own donation.

For most of us, when we have an air conditioning breakdown we can escape to an air conditioned car and go to an air conditioned public place such as a mall or the grocery store or something. These sisters are cloistered and so they can’t just hop in the van and take refuge elsewhere. You can see in the photo above how faithful they are in respecting the cloister: even when a group of girls comes to learn about their life, the nuns are on one side, the girls on the other. Let’s see if we can help them a bit. 

Here is the link to their “Ways to Help” page. No amount is too small. If you can’t donate to them or have other reasons for not doing so, please be sure to say a prayer for them. Thanks!

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