We run two small homes for older adults who are no longer capable of living alone and who have limited support and no resources. We are only able to house 6-7 residents at one time. There are many more elderly who could use our help. We also do foster care for children in need. We have cared for 26 children since we began this endeavor in 1992. But there are millions of children around the world who are in great need.
“People say, ‘What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.'” (Servant of God Dorothy Day)
“The whole work is only a drop in the ocean. But if we don’t put the drop in, the ocean would be one drop less.” (Bl Teresa of Calcutta)
So we just lay our bricks, take our steps, and put in our drops one at a time day by day . . .
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If every child you cared for touches 100 people in their life who in turn touch 100 who touch 100 etc then your touch has been great and far reaching. If any become saints then your touch will stretch across eternity.Seems like worthy efforts to me.
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Thank the Lord! and you sisters for Emmanual House. By the way, Sr. Dorcee, have you read anything from Francois Fenelon? The Seeking Heart has become one of my favorites, ranking up there with The Imitation of Christ. Bless you all! Cindy L