In the closing months of 2018, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious articulated to its members the need for more volunteers at the McAllen, Texas Humanitarian Respite Center sponsored by Catholic Charities. Three members of the Sisters of St. Agnes, Patricia, Julie, and Clare, accepted the call and journeyed to Texas with Ms. Jeanne Kowalski from January 13-26, 2019. Sister Patricia Weidman shared her experiences with the sisters at Nazareth Court and Center during a visit there on April 26.
Sisters Clare and Julie Ann will share their first-hand experience of this border ministry with the general public on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at the Sisters of St. Agnes Motherhouse, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI and will be talking with Kate Archer Kent on the WPR Morning Show on Friday, May 3.
Sister Eileen Mahony continues to minister to asylum seekers in Tucson, Arizona and regularly shares updates of her experiences. Recently Sister Patricia Weidman shared her experiences at Nazareth Court and Center.