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A Tea Party Legacy

Women in the room are sporting blouses with starched lace collars; feathers perch atop their wide-brimmed hats. Earl Grey tea is served in fine china – cups that have descended to the hostess from her grandmother. Voices hum and rise … Continue reading

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Meet Mary’s Pence: Maggie

Good morning Mary’s Pence supporters, readers, and grantees! My name is Maggie Singerhouse, and I have recently started my position as the Development and Communications Intern at Mary’s Pence. My work this summer is supported by the Career Ready Internship … Continue reading

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“Radical Grace” Shares the Radical Spirit of Mary’s Pence

At our October board meeting, Mary’s Pence board and staff watched Radical Grace, a film about three nuns working for social justice. It’s hard to say what was more inspiring, the women on the screen or the women in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Gaby in La Voz Latina

Gaby Bandini, new ESPERA Business Facilitator, was recently interviewed for an article in La Voz Latina, a Spanish language newspaper for the Latino community in St. Paul and Minneapolis where Mary’s Pence offices are located. We have translated the article … Continue reading

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Mary’s Pence at Intentional Eucharistic Communities Gathering

Margins were front and center at the fourth national conference of Intentional Eucharistic Communities: Living the Gospel, Collective Voices, which took place near the Mary’s Pence office in St. Paul, MN this past weekend. Intentional Eucharistic Communities are small communities, … Continue reading

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Baltimore Board Meeting & Reception with Asylee Women’s Enterprises

This past weekend in Baltimore, Mary’s Pence board and staff met for our spring board meeting. This is a group of intelligent and kind women who are passionate about Mary’s Pence work. Though each woman comes from different life experiences, … Continue reading

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Meet Grace Garvey-Hall, New Development and Communications Liaison at Mary’s Pence

I originally became involved with Mary’s Pence last summer as the Communications Intern. I was struck by the uniqueness of a feminist and faith-based organization and the way Mary’s Pence stands on these two foundations to work with women to … Continue reading

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Mary’s Pence Welcomes Shelley and Dana

This fall, Mary’s Pence is adding two new members to our family! This October, Shelley Coppock will join the Mary’s Pence board. Shelley is from Oakland California, where she recently retired after over 26 years working for the National Labor … Continue reading

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Voices from Honduras, Board Member Pat Rogucki Reports on the Situation on the Ground

I arrived Sunday night feeling a deep emptiness, along with hunger from the long journey. In the three days that Eva [Mary’s Pence ESPERA Promoter] and I met with the women and men in the ESPERA fund businesses in Tegucigalpa, … Continue reading

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