"We have heard the call to open the doors of our hearts and our homes..." -the Story of the Chapter 1995-
Welcoming newcomers to our country, our church and our community life together has been the hallmark of our ministries. Hospitality in community acknowledges that we accept the other with love, in a deeper and more honest sharing of our experiences and the action of God in our lives. A life enriched by this hospitality touches the heart of each sister.
Sister Maureen Quinn welcomes newcomers in Fort Erie, Ontario
Sister Caroline visits with children in a refugee camp in Malawi
" The richness of our internationality allows us to be in communion with the lives of our sisters in the different provinces. We commit ourselves to creating new ways of intensifying the unity of the congregation and the bonds between provinces. "
-the Chapter of 2007-
Ministry of Healing
The Sisters of St. Mary take great pride in the ministry of Sr. Helen Anne Wolf who has used her unusual gifts for healing. As a nurse dedicated to health ministry, she managed a grant for the health needs of children and their families. Concentrating on the Bantu children residing on the West Side of Buffalo, the grant seeks to develop fundamental health care for underserved children in this area. Her coordination of many levels of health care professionals provided health care education, nutritional information, school “lunch and learn” programs, and home visits to the children and their mothers. In this beautiful, caring ministry, Sister Helen Anne attends lovingly to the service of healing the “body of Christ”.
Sister Helen Ann with Bantu women
Sisters of St. Mary of Namur . 241 Lafayette Avenue . Buffalo, New York 14213 . (716) 884-8221