Eight Memorial employees who also serve as Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates Lay Mission Volunteers and others are helping victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans this week.

We began this second day of our mission with morning prayer and devotion in the beautiful chapel of the Charity House on Apricot Street. We prayed and remembered Saint Louise deMarillac; a Saint who was very practical and realistic; co-founder of the Daughters of Charity — a community of women religious dedicated to serve the poor. We focused on our purpose here and set out to further this mission. From her quote, we were reminded by Saint Louise to “Teach me to show great gentleness toward all and to imitate your goodness in welcoming all.” We continue to pray for those hurting from the devastation from the storms in our area and others who are suffering.


Learn more about their journey as they are live blogging on the SCN Volunteer page. Read the newest posts here and here.