“Holy Union Sisters Embrace “Water With Blessings.
In May of 2020 the Holy Union General Leadership Team wrote that encouraged by the witness of individual sisters and communities “to live the urgent call of “Laudato Si’” (Collegial Assembly, 2017) and in response to voiced requests when they visited provinces, they were initiating a Holy Union corporate response that would contribute to a vital development goal: Access to Clean Water. We see the reality around the world. We judge what we are able to do together. We act with generosity.
Inviting sisters to suggest various ways the US province could respond to this initiative, it was decided that with our current emphasis on women and children and the value of networking, we would collaborate with Water With Blessings, a non-profit initiated by Sister Larraine Lauter, OSU in 2006.
Water With Blessings is very transparent in reporting on donations and funding. The data we received from our donation was most impressive. Together as Holy Union, USA, we sponsored:
88 Water Women
4 families served by each water women
352 total families served
1,788 projected number of persons served
764 projected number of children served.
We also received a photo of each of the 88 women along with a blessing card.
We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Water With Blessings through another Thanksgiving/Advent appeal this fall (2021) and invite you to join with us. Together we can help provide clean water to some of God’s neediest and respond to Jesus’ cry on the cross: “I thirst”.