The Collecting: an ongoing miracle
People ask me, “Are there no more miracles?” I reply, “Ride with me for a day!” I see the bread multiplied and an empty van return home filled to the brim. Miracles happen daily in our home—our benefactors and friends are the instruments through which God makes them happen. My name is Sister Mary Vincent and I am the collecting Little Sister for Jeanne Jugan Residence.
Just as St. Jeanne Jugan walked the roads of France experiencing everyday miracles, the collecting continues to be at the heart of our charism and mission today. It’s a living tradition that sustains our mission and proves that miracles of Providence still happen!
In years gone by the collecting Little Sisters were known by the horse-drawn wagon in which they made the rounds of the city neighborhoods. Although today we use a van rather than horses, we keep the tradition alive as we “go out collecting” throughout the greater Boston area each day. Miracles really do happen here in Somerville and beyond.
Chances are we’ve met at a church collection
With the blessing of Sean Cardinal O’Malley O.F.M., we continue to reach out to the people of the archdiocese of Boston through the church collections, introducing those who do not know us to our mission. For those who do know us, visiting the various parishes of the archdiocese deepens the friendships we have already forged and gives the faithful an opportunity to share in our mission.
Other ways of helping
Gifts-in-kind are greatly appreciated! Click here for a list of much needed items (pdf).
Support us by participating in one of our fund raising events. See calendar section for details.
Interested in other ways of helping us? If you wish to be a part of our ongoing miracle, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857-928-3548. I’ll be happy to further introduce you to our mission and the many ways you can share in it.
Thank you for being a part of the miracle. Feel free to stop by and see what a difference YOUR gift has made!