Enfield Montessori School & Chiaravalle Academy: Celebrating Earth Day

The students at Enfield Montessori School and Chiaravalle Academy had the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd on what was a beautiful spring day. In line with Laudato Si, students participated in outdoor activities, celebrating God’s creation. In the words of Maria Montessori, the school noted, “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are a part of the universe, and all are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”

OLSH Baseball Team Consecrates itself to St. Joseph

Phil McCarren, OLSH Mission Leader and Baseball Coach, invited the baseball team to join him outside to say the prayer of consecration to St. Joseph. He has been praying the consecration on his own to ask for blessings on the team’s season, and was happy to be joined by the entire team. “O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection.” Blessings upon the entire OLSH community.

Madonna University Celebrates Academics

The Madonna University Center for Research held its 10th Annual Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Wednesday, April 17th. The event showcased the academic and artistic achievements of Madonna students and faculty.  The symposium featured 66 student posters on display, covering a wide range of disciplines. This provided students with a valuable opportunity to hone their presentation skills, share their research findings, and showcase their creative endeavors.
Faculty members also provided some presentations, reinforcing Madonna’s overall commitment to the Felician Core Values for Ministry and the ways we can carry them out today. Topics included:
  • The ongoing struggle for environmental justice in Michigan
  • The factors that contribute to educational inequities

Come and Knock on Their Door! Felician Village Goes to the Ropers

A bunch of curly, red-headed women took over Mrs. Roper’s Romp for Felician Village! The event featured an array of raffle baskets donated by generous supporters, numerous rounds of BINGO, 50/50 raffles, a 70s-themed photo booth, and delicious food catered by the Felician Village Culinary Department. This romp, based on the Three’s Company sitcom from the 70s, invited people to don a mumu and vibrant wig and have some fun while raising money for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting a new pub and patio at Felician Village.

St. Felix Centre: Building Affordable Housing

The team at St. Felix Centre is excited to share the first glimpse of the apartment units in the upcoming affordable housing building. Scheduled to open at the end of this year, the building will provide a safe, supportive, permanent home for a community of women and women with children. Additionally, this project will offer the unique opportunity to provide permanent housing to guests and transitional house residents who are ready to take the next step in their journey towards independent living. There is great anticipation to see these amazing women and their families thriving in this new space. This affordable housing supports a vision of peace and justice for people experiencing homelessness.

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