Monthly Archives: March 2018
During the week of March 5-9, students from Madonna University and Felician University volunteered their time and talents with us. One of those ways was visiting the homes of our sick people who cannot afford to see a doctor and obtain the needed medication. These home visits always seem to be the heart of the mission experience because the volunteers get to know the family life of our children and their extended families. We are so proud of the way each of our Felician-sponsored institutions have placed in the hearts of their students the Felician core values of being “Grounded in the fundamental beliefs of respect for human dignity, compassion, transformation, solidarity with the poor, justice and peace, reverence, diversity, service, and joy…”
Our kids want so much to come back to us…they are so hungry! We cannot start the Mother Angela Kitchen until all construction workers are finished. Keep praying!
Felician University nursing students, together with their professor, Dr. Kathy Vito, have been experiencing the mission of the Mother Angela clinic. When they return each day, there is always a call to respond to a medical need. We are really seeing the core values of the Felician Mission in them.
During this week, we have two different groups with us; and they have been experiencing the reality of “serve where you are needed…” As the the construction site is getting its final touches done, and we are putting things in their proper places, our volunteers have been of great help. Yesterday, Madonna University volunteers spent the morning doing just that…some were helping with setting up the gazebo for our security to be protected from the sun; some were helping to place our activity and school supplies on shelves; and others were setting up our first aid shelf. Thank you all for serving where you were needed in the name of the Lord.
On Friday, March 2, we welcomed back Sr. Victoria and Madonna University students. This time, we were able to greet them in our new mission complex. We worked so hard these last few weeks to be ready for them. They had already made plans to stay in a hotel, but they would be joining us for some home visits. Since the construction team is still doing some finishing touches, our complex is not quite ready for the kids to come for activities. Sr. Victoria always has many places to visit with her group. We are happy to welcome them once again.
On Saturday, March 3, we welcomed Dr. Kathy Vito and two Master Nursing Students from Felician University, Lodi, NJ. They are our first guests in the volunteer house. They are participating in a credited course in their clinical nursing program. They will be working with the Mother Angela Clinic for the week, as well as making home visits.