For decades, a band of Catholic nuns in Apopka, Florida, have dedicated their lives to helping the impoverished farmworkers and low-income families who live there. Their efforts to provide clothing, shelter, food, education, counseling, and more to these often desperately needy families came to fruition in October 2007, when the new Hope CommUnity Center opened its doors.
It's the culmination of years of hard work by Sisters Cathy Gorman, Ann Kendrick, Gail Grimes, and Teresa McElwee. The new facility provides a place for the Office for Farmworker Ministry to offer help, aid, and hope to the poor in the community. Here, the ministry puts into action its stated goal: "Our mission is to strengthen farmworker and low-income families through faith, advocacy, educational, and economic development programs." Through these humble, hardworking nuns' tireless efforts, countless lives in this rural farming community in Central Florida have been changed for the better.
An easy-to-use, practical guide helps parents be informed and engaged in the faith formation of their child.
Children encounter models of our Catholic faith through these beautifully illustrated People of Faith cards. Contains a prayer and brief biography on the back of each card.