Madonna Renewal Center In The News Recently WREX TV- Rockford/Freeport, was gracious enough to come to Freeport to interview the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, at the future site of the Madonna Renewal Center. As many of you are aware, the Sisters and their support teams have been working diligently for the past year making preparations for the new Madonna Renewal Center which will help a young mother struggling with an unplanned pregnancy to bring that child into the world and tend to the many needs of the mother and the baby. It is our pleasure to combine our special report on the upcoming raffle of the 1957 Chevrolet, with the wonderful report generated by the WREX TV news team. The drawing for the car will be held on October 17, 2015. Only 500 tickets will be sold and a $750 second prize and a $500 third prize will be given. To purchase a ticket call Jim Barkau at 815-232-5017.
MadonnaRenewalCenter.com – Freeport, Il – by Annarae – On Tuesday, February 17, over two hundred people braved the icy cold winds to enjoy good food, fellowship, and to help a worthy cause, the renovation of the former St. Francis Hospital. This event was held in the lovely facilities of the First Lutheran Church in Freeport. We are grateful to Pastor Keith Johnson and to the First Lutheran Church community for allowing us to use their facilities, not only for this event but for graciously allowing the Sisters and the various committees to hold their monthly meetings there. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), our “Blue Nuns” held a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for their project, the Madonna Renewal Center, which will be a place of healing and hope to women. To say this event was a success would be an understatement! A steady stream of hungry folks kept all the volunteer kitchen crew busy the entire time. Everyone raved about how wonderful everything tasted and many asked when the next dinner would be held. Spaghetti, meat balls or sauce, salad with a tasty Italian style dressing, garlic bread and a beverage made a filling and oh, so enjoyable meal, or perhaps I should say feast. This was all topped off with an array of desserts that filled over two long tables from which one could pick a generous portion of cakes, cookies, or pies. Trust me, no one went away hungry!