Since September of 1999, I have been a volunteer at a local home for young,
pregnant women. After 35 years in the Classroom, and 12 as a Pastoral Assistant, I
really look forward to my time there.
I have currently been helping with two girls who have come to Canada, from
outside North America, and are alone in this country. I have been helping
them with their High School English, as well as other school projects.
I work one-on-one with each girl that I help with, and take the time to
listen to their stories – as much as they wish to tell me. I look forward
to my time with the girls, and I take time to socialize with them as well.
I have also accompanied them to the hospital, and stayed overnight with
I look forward to helping them with Prayer Services at the birth of their
baby, coming to the home, leaving the home, and when there is a death in
their immediate family, or if one of the babies dies. This is truly a
special time for me. I believe that if our foundress, Mother Theresa, were
here today, this is one work she would encourage us to do – if the
opportunity presented itself.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame have been involved in ministry at this
particular home for young, pregnant women since 1974.
Sister Eileen Lepinskie, Volunteer
School Sisters of Notre Dame
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