Here’s a Way Franciscans and Salvatorians Collaborate in Mission

Paul Keggington

August 09, 2010
Franciscan Sisters at Salvatorian Warehouse

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Marlene Schwaller, Sister Rita Ann Fish, Sister Dolores Hermann and Sister Theresa Schleis join Novices at The Salvatorian Warehouse, St. Nazianz, WI.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have joined other local volunteers in spending thousands of hours sorting and repacking materials for needy villages around the world at The Salvatorian Mission Warehouse, St. Nazianz, WI. One of our Sisters, Sister Dolores Hermann, OSF,  can honestly say she has volunteered around 30 years. This is a humble, often tedious ministry,  that stirs feelings close to the heart.

Salvatorians Brother Regis Fust, SDS,  Sister Dora Zapf, SDS  and Brother William Hoefgen, SDS, once missionaries in far away poor countries themselves, are now ‘apostles for our time’ in handling and shipping large amounts of material in this mission supply program. All warmly welcome Franciscans to be part of the volunteer family. Both religous congregations, Salvatorians and Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, share some common geographical roots in the early foundings of our communities.

What kinds of materials are shipped?

Food, vitamins, medicines, clothing, soap, bandages, anti-itch cream, baby wash, toothbrushes, wash cloths, blankets

What countries are served?

Tanzania, Ghana, Panama, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua,Paraguay

How about a young person’s perspective on this outreach?

This is easy. Read Sister Monica’s latest blog posting. Our Novices gain first hand experience in missionary work that helps put a face on someone in need.

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