Hands clasped lifting up

May this quote from St. Charles de Foucauld encourage all of us as we consider how to serve one another during this season of giving.

“Let us not despise the poor, the little ones, the workers; not only are they our brothers and sisters in God, they are also those who most perfectly imitate Jesus in His outward life. They perfectly represent Jesus, the Worker of Nazareth. They are the firstborn among the elect, the first to be called to the Savior’s crib. They were the regular company of Jesus, from His birth until His death.”

One of the ways the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and our sponsored ministries are considering both St. Charles de Foucauld’s words and this season of giving is by assisting our most financially vulnerable students at Valley Catholic. In 2022, the SSMO Foundation helped set up the Magnificat Fund. This fund helps cover several school related expenses, such as class and retreat fees, transportation, lunches, and extra-curricular activities for our students who need it the most.

If you would like to join us in supporting these Valiant students this giving season, visit the SSMO Foundation’s giving page and select the Magnificat Fund to direct your generous donation to these wonderful students.

Blessing to you during these Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons from the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
2 Corinthians 8:9 (NRSV-CE)