Sunset by Justine Cudel

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Holy Week: Radical Love

This Holy Week we honor the many individuals who engage in the struggle for justice throughout the world. The women of ESPERA and Mary’s Pence Grantees are devoted to uplifting the poor and oppressed, ceaselessly going against the grain of societal acceptance. This commitment to Radical Love flows out of and is nourished by the story of Easter.

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Community

Celebrate Lent: Use the Season as an Opportunity to Delve into Justice and Peace

Prayer, fasting and giving, the three pillars of Lenten practice, are meant to build relationship with God and those beloved by God. These practices are the means to respond to God’s saving love by loving the poor, the oppressed and the marginalized. Lent is an invitation to solidarity with all of God’s creation in seeking justice and peace.

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Photograph of an open road.

Community

Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Thousands of migrants are trudging across Mexico from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. They carry small children and support the tired and infirm. Hot and humid weather carries with it the constant risk of dehydration, sunburn and exhaustion.

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red tealights in glass votive holders set on racks.

Community

Celebrating All Saints’ Day

Dorothy Day, pacifist, activist and founder of the Catholic Worker movement is quoted as saying “People say, ‘What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.”

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Robyn sitting on her front porch casually, smiling and holding her two small dogs.

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Welcoming Robyn Browning to New Grants Manager Position

I was drawn to Mary’s Pence because of the intense focus on supporting women and creating sustainable social change by funding grassroots organizations that are on the ground, in the community, leading the work. Mary’s Pence builds collaborative, equitable partnerships with their grantees that are based on trust and mutual respect.

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Meet Mary’s Pence: Caitlin Bates

I chose to intern at Mary’s Pence because I have a passion for organizations that support women, especially women across cultures. The internship at Mary’s Pence will give me experience maintaining professional social media accounts and writing professional monthly newsletters, both of which are things I’ve been interested in for a while.

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Ruth, the intern.

Community

Meet Our New Fall Intern Ruth!

I decided to apply for the internship because the chance of learning about social media, and writing articles for newsletters, seemed like the perfect opportunity to expand my learning experience. I also really love the Mary’s Pence mission of helping and supporting all women.

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Testimony from Genevieve

Community

Salt of the Earth: Genevieve O’Hara Brueggemann’s Legacy

Throughout her years of support, Genevieve regularly wrote to us and attended events when she could. She loved our yearly summer reading list and often let us know which of the books she had read and that she would be sharing it with her friends.

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Photograph of Andreen with other Mary's Pence board members.

Community

Mary’s Pence Gives Me Hope

Mary’s Pence gives me hope because in a year where communities are seemingly divided, our grantees suggest to me that there’s more going on than meets the eye – that communities are capable of coming together to solve problems.

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A photograph of Susan Znameroski

Community

Why I Support Mary’s Pence

I like the Mary’s Pence values and I like what they do, so I feel that my dollars are being spent very wisely. Also, I’m just one of many in the organization. I feel very strongly that my dollars can be put with others and can go so much further in helping the women and families of the Americas.

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