“Whatever our situation, in full activity, in retirement, in sickness, in suffering, and even in failure, we can always live our mission as Daughters of the Holy Spirit.” ROL 11:e

And so, even in these circumstances, we can continue our mission to bring the tender love of our God to others.

During Lent we were invited by the Justice and Peace Committee to participate in a Lenten project. It was a simple act, but a loving one. We were given a list of persons being held in detention by ICE. Our project was to choose one or more of these persons to whom to write a small note of encouragement and acknowledgement of their situation and tell them that they are held in prayer. We pray for them, their families, especially if separated at this time, and we pray that they will soon be released from custody and given due process and liberty. Hopefully their dream of being in America and freed from fears of threats of death and poverty will be realized.

On Palm Sunday a group of Daughters of the Holy Spirit who resides at St. Joseph Living Center in Connecticut gathered to write notes to the list of detainees. Together we sent our words of love and concern. It was a beautiful start to Holy Week. Together we journey with them in their time of suffering and loneliness. May this small gesture bring them a ray of hope.

For more information about this project you may contact Michèle Bisaillon, DHS at dhsjoy@live.com.

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