Fri 25 May, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Clyde, Correspondence, Fun Photo Friday, Prayer
There was a time when our correspondence department looked like this:
In the beginning, the correspondence department worked closely with our former printing house and sold booklets, leaflets and our magazine Tabernacle and Purgatory (later called Spirit & Life). For most of the 20th century, the department and the Benedictine Publication Center were two branches of one large, important ministry.
It’s undergone many changes over the years, but the message remains the same: God loves you. Today it answers prayer requests, handles direct mailings regarding prayer intentions and keeps the records for the Association of Perpetual Adoration, an affiliation of those who are remembered daily in our prayers and ministry.
Technology has helped this ministry immensely! Gone are the days when Sisters pecked on typewriters. We still receive handwritten letters (always a treat!), but many people take advantage of the Internet, sharing their prayer needs through our website and e-mail.
“We get messages from people of all faiths, even atheists and agnostics,” Sister Dawn Annette Mills said. “We answer them all. God isn’t bothered by your background.”
The CD Sisters refrain from giving medical, psychological or financial advice. Instead, they serve as a sounding board for those in need. It is important that those asking for prayer know we hold them in our prayers. They write about having cancer, needing a job, their marital problems and taking care of aging parents. And we think we have problems in our community?