Everything Old Is New Again

Madonna Renewal Center-  Freeport Illinois-  Slowly but surely the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC)  website is coming to life.  A big thank you goes out to the Sisters of the  Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM) and all the MRC committees who have made this possible.  Because we are just getting our web up and running, we will re-present some of the articles from the past six months that were posted on other web sites in order to bring all of our supporters and readers up to date. Some of you have participated in these events or read about or saw a video on these events presented below.  Please bear with us; in a couple of weeks all reports will be fresh and new. The first major outreach to the Freeport community was held September 20, 2014 and was promoted as the “Come and See” event.  The Sisters wanted everyone to meet some of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to see the future home of the Madonna Renewal Center.

Come and See the Future Home of the Madonna Renewal Center

Madonna Renewal Center- Freeport, Il – 9-14-2014 – by Annarae Freeport, Il has been blessed to have several Nigerian nuns from the order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ.  Their presence has been noted not only by their tireless work in the community, but also by their bright blue habits; many of us refer to them as our Blue nuns.  They are now working on a very special project that will help not only women, but the entire community as well.  They have already been teaching at the local Catholic schools, providing care at a local nursing center and many other spiritual and social services for our area.  They were given, for a meager sum, the old St. Francis Hospital building.

Madonna Renewal Center Spaghetti Dinner

Madonna Renewal Center- Freeport Il.- Mark your calendars to keep February 17 open! On Tuesday, February 17, (Mardi Gras), there will be a spaghetti dinner at the First Lutheran Church, 303 S. Galena, Freeport, Il. The event starts at 4 PM and all proceeds will go the the restoration of the Madonna Renewal Center. Tickets are available in advance or at the door the day of the dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the “Blue Nuns” and to hear more about their plans for the MRC.