September 1, 2001 Vol. 15, No. 3 [p. 2]

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Sr. Maggie's Memorial Plaque

Shown here is the memorial plaque that now graces the wall in "Sr. Maggie's Kitchen." It is mounted on a mahogany frame and sealed under plexiglas. Sorry this was so long in coming, Maggie. There were too many feelings tied up with the project before this.


Some of our precious library books have come up missing and we hope that you can help us find them. If you have them among your books by mistake or know their whereabouts, please contact Sheila Avery. Thank you.

St. Francis of Assisi by Marion Habig
Let's Begin Again by Father Sherwood
The Decline of Pleasure by Walter Kerr
The Life of Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
To Jesus Through Mary by Mother Mary Potter
Empowering Relationships by Aspell, Patrick, et al.
The Gospel According to John by Bishop's Committee
St. Teresa of Avila: A Biography by William Thomas Walsh
How to Deal with Difficult People by Andrew Costello, C S S R
Breakaway: 28 Steps to a More Prayerful Life by Mark Link, S J
How to Pray for Inner Healing for Yourself and Others by Rita Bennett
Weavers of Wisdom: Women Mystics of the 20th Century by Anne Bancroft
The Kingdom Within: A Study of the Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings by John Sanford
Listening to the Music of the Spirit by David Londsdale, S J (This is no longer in print.)


Create your own retreat

Consider bringing your prayer group, R C I A team, or a group of faith-filled friends to experience the peace and renewal that so many individuals experience here. Bring your own director or know that a staff director is available. Tailor the time to fit your need for silence, sharing, prayer, and input. Contact Sheila Avery, secretary, for information.

Dwelling Place Receives Three Grants for Ministry Here

We have received three grants this summer for various ministries here. The first is a grant of $7200 from the Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to subsidize ministry to the addicted. Watch the next newsletter for dates of weekends focusing on the needs of the addicted and their families.

Another grant of $7650 was received from the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration to subsidize our ministry to the abused. Often financial resources are not available for those dealing with abuse, either in a shelter or as they try to regain their life after living in an abusive situation.

We have been awarded a third grant of $4000 from the Catholic Foundation of Jackson to partially subsidize both our volunteer program and the purchase of our new computer system.

We are very grateful for the support of these foundations for our ministry here. It is through the generosity of others- individuals and groups, that we are able to continue to do our bit for the spread of the reign of God in this corner of Mississippi.

We extend a special invitation to anyone who is/has been in counseling or active in A A or Alanon and is ready to let God in to heal the wounds of violence, abandonment, abuse, and addiction.

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