Monday, December 7, 2015

The Door is Open aims to give a sense of purpose

Volunteer says she is touched by the camaraderie she sees among the tight-knit community
Sister Chita Torres, Carm OL (left); Cheryl Giustra; and Sister Emily Duran, Carm OL; work on crafts at The Door is Open. Giustra has coordinated the craft program for women in the Downtown Eastside for the past 10 years. Photo submitted to BCC.
Cheryl Giustra did not imagine the lesson she was teaching her young children would be one she would learn more from. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Military action frees 900 captives of Boko Haram, Cameroon official says
#BringBackOurGirls campaigners in Abuja raise candles during a gathering Aug. 27, to mark the 500th day since more than 200 girls of the Government Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram from their dormitory in Chibok, Nigeria. CNS photo / Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters.
Cameroon's government has said a multi-national military action has freed 900 hostages of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Alberta food bank scrambles to meet skyrocketing demand
Volunteers at Anawim Place scurry to get ready for the morning rush at the food depot. Thandiwe Konguavi / Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
Anawim Place is not scheduled to open for another 30 minutes, but early on a chilly fall morning, the lineup in front already stretches past the entrance, slinking along the building. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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