Celebrating 120 Years

New York City is a beacon of opportunity for those hoping to expand their educational or occupation horizons, but even a humble efficiency apartment in Manhattan can run thousands of dollars a month—far beyond the resources of those trying to make their way in the world. Barring some sort of miracle, women of modest means may have to turn down a generous scholarship offer or an exciting new job opportunity.

The Sisters of Divine Providence know a few things about miracles, though, and their Jeanne d’Arc Residence has been an answer to many prayers in its 120 years. full story...

 


 

Mission In Ghana

In 1988, the women of the West African nation of Ghana were trapped. With a per-capita income of $425, Ghana fared better than some of its struggling neighbors, but its few advantages coalesced around the male population. Those families with the means to educate their children focused on the boys, who were thought more intelligent. It was seen as the smart investment.

The girls were guided into limited traditional roles—working in the fields, tending to children, and caring for the home. Less than 4 percent of girls living in rural areas had any higher (high-school level) education. Almost 40 percent of Ghanaian girls had no schooling at all.  full story...
 

 

God Space Hosts Bible Basics

Sister Fidelis Tracy, CDP, a theology professor at Thomas More College and Scripture scholar, will cover the basics about the four Gospels in a four-week course on Sunday afternoons. An inclusive and welcoming community, God Space is providing these one-hour sessions for those who may have read the Bible, but didn’t understand it. “We have been talking about this program as ‘Everything you wish you’d learned in religious education (or did learn but forgot),’“ says Sister Leslie Keener, CDP. “The perspective will be Catholic, but I think there will be something for everyone.” full story...

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