2017 in review

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Living out the works of mercy in their everyday life


2017 has been a wonderful year for associates. To commemorate the year, the associates of the Central Pacific Province would like to share the following statistics and video with you.

Associates recovenanting in St. Louis. Loretta Hopgood celebrates 40 years as an associate.

  • 308 associates
  • 24 new associates
  • 6 deaths
  • 35 pre-associates
  • 19 states, 1 territory, 2 countries
  • 38 participants at an extended leadership meeting
  • 480 views of the associate webpage
  • 12 articles in Connections, 2 articles in NewsLink
  • 40 years – length of time Loretta Hopgood has been an associate.
  • 104 years old – our oldest associate – Margaret Bielefeld (who died peacefully December 18, 2017)
  • 100s of gatherings in a variety of settings throughout the province.

The associates are very grateful to the support received throughout the past year. Thank you to all!




Related stories:
  • Beekeeping shows mercy and compassion Most people may not think of beekeeping as an act of mercy. However, if the main reason to care for bees is to help them survive in an increasingly unsafe environment made so by human action, and to refrain from exploiting them for the honey they produce, beekeeping surely represents compassion and mercy. Read more...
  • Teaching those in need As a member of St. Michael parish in Milwaukee, I have had the fortune to volunteer in the English as a second language (ESL) program, teaching English to Karen people from Burma. My SSND companion, Sister Lillia Langreck, previously ran an ESL program at St. Michael helping Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian people when they arrived from refugee camps in the 1980's, 1990's and 2000's. Read more...
  • Writing and my bus ministry To me, mercy means being available to joyfully and humbly serve as needed, which is what I do in my “bus ministry” as I wait at city bus stops and ride city buses in Milwaukee. I have incorporated my bus ministry with another ministry: bringing Scripture to life by condensing it into readable poetry and publishing it as books. Read more...
 

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