Marquette Ministries/The Day in the Life

by Sister Ludmilla on November 1, 2007

Sister Julie Ann called and ask if I would write for the Blog and I truly thought this is a Halloween Joke cuz I know nothing about a Blog and much less write in one…..well she doesn`t give up so here I am just giving an idea of what this day November 1st will be like for me so far.

Mass of course for the holy day but than back to church for Liturgy of the Word for one of the first people I contacted when I arrived here in Marquette in January of 1992.  Theresa was a total joy, with a sense of humor, artistic ability, and added to that a life of suffering.  Divorce, car accident and unable to pay utility bills and through it all she added more to my day than I could add to her`s

After that I will head to the Catholic Campus Ministry and unload the Van of shoe boxes for the College Students to fill for the homeless.  After these boxes are filled with hygiene items they will be wrapped and than given to Sister Sara in Chicago to give out to the people she meets on the streets.  Different organizations of the college community either Adopt-A-Family or fill Shoe boxes for people at Christmas.  We try to match the organization`s size to the family size.  Times are tough for everyone so we don`t want to burden anyone who is trying to help.

Come home, walk the dog, not mine the neighbor`s and than return calls before heading to the “Palace”, my storage, and put boxes together for Christmas families.

Manage to get home for some supper and than out to Christ Church for a session on the Room at the Inn, a new homeless shelter being organized during the cold winter months of the U.P.  I volunteered for meals and laundry.  Night duty is not my cup of tea.

More on that as the month goes on.  See ya

3 thoughts on “Marquette Ministries/The Day in the Life”

  1. Hey there, Sister Lud!!! I can just visualize your day! I was so happy to hear that you are doing the shoeboxes again this year. I remember the first time you did it, there were only about 30. This past year there were at least 56! The men and women who received them were so appreciative. Sometimes I think they loved it because they were wrapped in Christmas paper and the items in the boxes were new! Their only Christmas Gift! (Sounds like the making of a tear jerking movie) !! You are doing the work of the Spirit! Keep it up!

    Sister Sara in Chicago

  2. I’d say calling you was one of those great ideas that could only be divinely inspired (although borders on brilliant when one reads what you wrote.) I await more of your musings from Marquette.

  3. In case our larger internet audience would like to hear your voice, Sister Sara, and learn more about the ministry that you, Sister Ludmilla, support long distance with your collecting projects, I encourage all to google “Archdiocese of Chicago Light Show” and download the 10/10 podcast on Franciscan spirituality. The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are helping to sponsor this young adult radio program. Listen for our radio spots that feature our theme song “Peace and all Good,” as well as the voices of Sisters Marie Kolbe, Laura and Martha. You won’t want to miss this!

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