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Help for Homeless Nuns

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The Sisters of Our Lady of Reparation need your help NOW in this urgent matter. 

These two nuns will be homeless with no vehicle as of August 5th. The community has a goal to raise $100,000 to be able to purchase a house and car for them. 

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Mother Isidore Maria and Sr. Benedict Marie will no longer have housing as of August 5th. They were living in the convent with Sister Jeanne Marie, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cardiac problems etc. She has been bed-ridden for years and has endured many surgeries and numerous health treatments. Mother Isidore Maria and Sr. Benedict Marie have cared for her all this time while struggling to maintain their original apostolates of Catechism instruction, Daily Mass, and Divine Office. Between this and normal household tasks, their has been little opportunity to gain outside income. Sister Jeanne Marie is now returning to Illinois where she will retire to a nursing home. She has no desire to continue assisting the community financially.The state will ultimately claim everything, including the house which is in her name, leaving the two other sisters homeless.

From the Sisters: "Sister Jeanne Marie has provided housing for our community ever since it was founded in 2014. We had hoped to find an alternative means of support by now, but our attention has been divided from the start. We are in need of a car and housing. We will be seeking some sort of work once Sister is settled in a nursing home, but until then, (beginning of August),  she still requires our full-time care".

The community of Our Lady of Reparation is associated with His Excellency, the Most Reverend Daniel L. Dolan, Bishop at St. Gertrude the Great Parish. Aside from convent-nursing, the sisters have volunteered at the parish to teach catechism on Sundays, and have been earning a stipend for cleaning the parish once a week. They will be seeking additional work soon, (e.g. house cleaning services, senior companion care, and/or other similar employment. 
Keep in mind that any work the sisters take on will be part-time since they are religious and have certain ecclesiastical obligations; they are counting on benefactors for the greater part of housing costs. Though $60,000 should buy a foreclosure in the Cincinnati area, they are anticipating maintenance costs: (e.g.  new furnace, plumbing work, roof repairs, etc.)  This also brings up the question of transportation. A Catholic mechanic has offered to be on the lookout for a decent vehicle. He has forewarned that anything affordable will require considerable work and additional parts. He estimated 3-5K for a decent means of transportation.  

Please Pray, Donate, Pass the word on. Storm Heaven so that this Traditional Catholic Community can survive. We need nuns, and they need us. God bless your generosity!   30660966_1529868014641110_r.jpeg
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THOROUGH UPDATE - as of - JULY 21, 2018 :
We've received $5,000 worth of donations outside of GoFundMe, -that means we have received a grand total $10,000! 5K is reserved for our car repairs, along with its title, registration, and first year of insurance. We will hopefully have leftover funds from this project. The other 5K will be earmarked for a down-payment on housing.
Speaking of housing, real-estate prices have been on the rise lately and, according to realtors and investors, prices will continue to sky-rocket during the coming year. We need plenty of support so that a convent can be secured before payments become impossible. Ask your friends and relatives to help; hand one of these flyers to your co-workers:
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Be they traditional Catholic or not, the Lord works in mysterious ways; may He grant many souls the grace of a final conversion in return for an act of kindness towards His virgin spouses.
In the meantime, the option of renting has been eliminated; we need something more permanent that will not simply depreciate funds. It has been determined that owning real-estate is "a must" as we do not wish to be in the same situation 5 years down the road. We wish to invest your donations wisely and in such a way that our religious apostolates may flourish and benefit both you and future generations. We have a temporary place to go for now, but we need a real house.
Aside from finances, we have received a number of great suggestions and good ideas from those concerned about a roof for the winter. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thoughts and advice are always appreciated and invariably taken into consideration as Saint Benedict strongly emphasizes the importance of council.
Thanks again and May our Lady grant success to this campaign which is for the greater glory of God and in honor of His saints! Let us work together; Let us work for Christ!

Yours in the Heart of Jesus,
The Sisters of Our Lady of Reparation
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July is already here and our belongings are being packed (or sold). The vehicle that has been purchased will be in the shop for quite a while, but hopefully it will be on the road by August. Please spread the word about our plight on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or other. We have limited access to social media and would be so grateful if you could share.
May God bless and keep you!
The Sisters
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PLEASE SHARE: We bought a car yesterday and here is what it looks like! Our Traditional Catholic mechanic said it will be a dependable vehicle when he is through with it as his family drives on just like it. NEVERTHELESS, we will need your continued assistance. The car needs an engine, brakes, tires, and a battery. The finished project will cost 3-5 K. Please Share this info with others who may be willing to help pay for this project. Thank you and God Bless!
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We went to look at a car for sale this evening; looks promising! Please share our fundraiser information with your friends and relatives so that we can afford the repairs that it will need. Thank you for making all of this possible thus far! We will let you know how things go tomorrow regarding the vehicle.
God bless you,
The Sisters of Our Lady of Reparation
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