A Little Sweetness for Mother’s Day

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Some 172 greeting cards were distributed to 17 shelters in the region, on the occasion of the Mother’s Day campaign, organized for the second year, by the Operation Shoebox team. Once again, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) from the two pavilions of Maison Jésus-Marie (MJM) enthusiastically participated in the campaign to help women in need.

Sister Rachel Mercier

“Thinking of a mother who is in a shelter because of conjugal violence, the Sisters wrote comforting wishes in greeting cards.”  Sensitized by the call of the Christian formation team of the Saint-Jean-Longueuil diocese, Sr Marie-Paule coordinated this action at MJM.  

Gift cards for a restaurant were added to the greeting cards. In addition, all Sisters will be invited pray for these women on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.

Sister Denise Leclerc

This first time contribution of the SNJM’s and the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil to the Mother’s Day campaign “is greatly appreciated”, said Ms. Roxane Gagné, the coordinator of the region. Let it be noted that the goal of this greeting card operation is to collect cards in all their forms, hand-drawn, scanned, etc., to attach a gift card or not, or to donate  to the Shoebox Organization. Volunteers from the organization collect the items received and distribute them to the shelters.

The gesture made by the SNJM’s reflects well the spirit of the recent General Chapter of the Congregation. “It expresses our commitment in solidarity with other groups,” indicated Sr. Marie-Paule.  

Sisters Lorraine, Gabrielle and Magella

Photo credit: Sr Hélène Harvey