Sisters Work for Justice in Alabama

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the St. Louis province can be found all around the country, serving those in need and working for justice.

Meet some of our sisters who work in Alabama and learn more about their ministries:

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S. Fran Voidevich, Selma:
I am co-director of the Center of Hope Senior Activity Center. We have 60 African-American women whose ages range from 59 to 91. We consider the activities to be spiritual with our daily devotions, our physical exercises to enhance our strength, and arts and crafts and games to encourage wellness and creativity.

 

 

 

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S. Gail Trippett, Montgomery:
We are trying to increase the number of African Americans entering the STEM careers. The national report says African Americans enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a rate of 0.02 percent. Resurrection Catholic School is striving to change that statistic. We are currently a NASA Explorer school seeking to increase the vigor of scientific study.

 

 

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S. Mary Jo Logan,
Montgomery: I teach day care workers the basics of child development. The classes inform providers of the fact that by law (ADAEDA) all licensed day cares in Alabama must accept children with disabilities. I also give parents and providers information about resources for children with disabilities. And I go to other sites for childcare training offered by United Cerebral Palsy.

 

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S. Roseanne Cook, Camden:
Wilcox County has segregated schools. I have been a promoter of Camden Christian Academy, the only racially integrated school in the county. The Sisters of St. Joseph have donated generously to the school as well. I have been serving the rural poor for the past 25 years, providing free medical service and charity medicines.



 

 

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S. Pat Hauser, Camden:
I take blood pressure at a local drug store two days a week in a small town in southern Alabama. Many of our folks are unemployed poor.

 

 

 

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S. Jane Kelly, Selma:
We are trying to bring about justice in health care by serving the people who are without health insurance. We also supply medications to the uninsured. It is in networking with the dear neighbor that we are able to promote justice to a small area of people.

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