Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mid-1960s in the South—A Black History Month Remembrance

By Sister Marietta Russell, MHSH Our first posting in February—Black History Month—recalled the founding of the Mission Helpers Community in post-Civil War Baltimore, where we held  Sunday School classes outside of the church for black children who weren’t welcomed  inside. … Continue reading

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A Book Review – By Sister Joanne Frey, MHSH

THE GLASS CASTLE – By Jeannette Walls A glass castle? Is this someone’s dream? Yes, it was a dream, but more, it was a “promise” by Rex Walls to his children.  A glass castle!  He would build it.  They all … Continue reading

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Centering Our Hearts for Valentine’s Day

As our thoughts turn to Valentine’s Day, the Mission Helpers invite you to join us in a prayer for new hearts, courageous hearts, sensitive hearts that replace the hardness of hearts steeped in war, violence, hatred and prejudice. We pray that … Continue reading

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Mission Helpers Celebrate Black History Month

The Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart was founded in post-Civil War Baltimore more than 120 years ago.  Thousands of freed slaves had headed north; many settled in Baltimore in the late 1800s.  A book titled “The Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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