Celebrating 25 Years
As Mary's Pence begins to celebrate its 25th year, we look back in awe and gratitude for the many simple acts which have coalesced into a movement. We are grateful to former staffers, Karen Flotte and Sheila Daly, who have teamed up to coordinate our efforts. Mary's Pence is digging into the archives, reconnecting with our earliest roots, collecting the stories never told, and sharing them all with you.
Because, of course, you are a part of our story.
Let's celebrate, together!
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Monthly Archives: April 2012
We give thanks for this cloud of witnesses, For women skilled in the art of survival and resistance, For women rich in experience wasting nothing, yet creating an artful, useful life. Common threads bind us: uncommon women, uncommon vocations. Together … Continue reading
While the board met twice a year and took responsibility for spreading the word around the country, others served on committees or were helpful in the daily operations on the ground in Chicago. These women and men were often busy … Continue reading
I joined the board while I was teaching high school in downtown Cleveland, feeling comfortable enough with my assignment to become active in some “extra-curriculars.” In the late 70’s I had been a member of the first Pastoral Council for … Continue reading
I was born and raised in Chicago, on the Southside, and was a White Sox fan. I attended St. Killian grade school in a very Irish neighborhood. Upon graduation I was accepted to Mount St. Mary Academy where I received … Continue reading
Much of the original artwork for Mary’s Pence was conceived and donated by Sr. Gilmary Lemberg, SSND, a talented multimedia artist. Unafraid to get her hands dirty, Sr. Gilmary was also known to use her artistic expertise in sculpting and … Continue reading
Mary’s Pence saw itself as a channel by which faithful Catholics could insure that their donations were going directly supporting women’s ministries. As a movement it created solidarity among donors and grantees, all of whom were taking action on behalf … Continue reading