Please pray for the souls of my daughter Katherine, my Mother Gisela, my Father Harold, and my cousin Angela. Also please pray for my family members, many of them who have serious illness. God bless
Please pray that Jacob, who has Down’s Syndrome will get the education that he needs. Pray for his parents & grandparents not to be discouraged.
bless mgm w/ academic success and motivation
bless jm w/ peace, healing and financial freedom
bless elmo w/ healing and msp w/ peace in heaven.
pray that God makes me feel good at the feet want to feel good at the feet
PLEASE PRAY FOR US THAT WE GET OUT OF THIS YEARLONG SUFFERING AND AND OUT OF A VALLEY FULL OF OBSTACLES AND PAIN.
MAY WE BE COMPLETELY PROTECTED AND SAFE AND MAY GOD SHOWER HIS BLESSING
We Rebuilt Our Preschool
Thanks to You!
After the Fire
Saint Mary’s Preschool burned to the ground last year, just four months after opening its doors to Vietnamese children in this small Cambodian village. Everything in the building, including all teaching materials and brand new equipment, was destroyed. The fire swept quickly through the homes of 97 families and displaced hundreds of people who are already unsettled as stateless residents of Cambodia.
But thanks to you, we rebuilt together! The new school uses bricks, a much safer building material, instead of wood for construction. The books, teaching materials and toys have been replaced. Since the children are too poor for these kinds of things in their homes, they come to play and have a good time together at the center. St. Mary’s Preschool is once again a popular destination for the young villagers of Chake Angre, Cambodia.
After Your Help!
“The preschool building of two classrooms has been completed. We moved, with the help of the children, from the rented house that we had been using since March. We have continued with the two preschool classes using the upstairs room and had opened a play center in the downstairs room for any of the children in the neighborhood who want to come.”
However, the new books and toys have recently been put aside to make room for a literacy center, where older children who have never even been to school can learn to read. The growing development of this vital service is just one example of how your donations contribute to the success of our missions. We continue to seek your support.
This Thanksgiving, we ask you to give these children, as well as other children in our mission countries, the opportunity for a better childhood. These are small steps that bring dignity and respect to people yearning to make life better for themselves.
Maryknoll Sisters Breakfast Bread Recipe
Sad you can’t get our popular breakfast bread at our Bazaar? Don’t be, you can make it at home. The recipe below makes one loaf of bread.
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening-melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg, shortening then remove 1/4 cup for crumbs.
- Once you remove mixture for crumbs, add egg, milk, baking soda, and baking powder and continue mixing.
- Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.
- Top with crumbs and bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Our Prayer for You
These have been lovely years
in which we have worked together
and my heart will always sing its hymn of gratitude,
for your patience, your faithfulness and your love,
and to God,
for having given us to each other in this glorious work
for the extension of God’s Kingdom.
– Mother Mary Joseph, Foundress
Please Help Us Continue our Mission
Maryknoll, NY: Sister Stephanie Marie Nakagawa died on October 17, 2016 in at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY after a short illness. She was 94 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 74 years.
Sister Stephanie Marie was born on September 23, 1922 in Seattle, WA to parents Magdalen and Stephen Nakagawa. She was baptized as Helen Marie Yasuyo. She had one brother named Francis and one sister named Margaret. Her parents and brother have predeceased her.
In 1940, she graduated from Immaculate High School in Seattle, WA. She then joined the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation, on December 8, 1941 from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Seattle, administered by the Maryknoll Fathers at that time. At her reception she received the religious name, Sister Stephanie Marie. She made her First Profession of Vows on June 30, 1944 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY and her Final Vows on June 30, 1947, also at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.
From 1943 to 1947 while staying at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, she earned a Bachelor of Education degree at the Maryknoll Teachers College. After graduation that same year, she was assigned to Hawaii. From there she was sent to Wailuku on the island of Maui where she taught for ten years at St. Anthony Grade School.
In 1961, Sister Stephanie Marie was assigned to Kyoto, Japan where she supervised a hostel for college students. In 1965, she moved to Yokkaichi, Japan, where she spent the next 31 years teaching English to juniors and seniors at the Maryknoll Girls School. She also gave private English lessons in the local community and in parish English programs.
During those years, she also took many courses in speech, special education, and teaching English as a second language at the University of Hawaii, Kyoto University Graduate School, and Georgetown University Graduate School. In 1976, she earned a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii.
In 1996, Sister Stephanie Marie returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY where she gave service to elderly Maryknoll Sisters. In1998, she returned to Japan, to teach English at Yokkaichi Junior High and informal English classes at the Maryknoll Convent in Matsugasaki, Kyoto.
In 2002 Sister Stephanie Marie returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY where she again gave service to elderly Maryknoll Sisters.
Sister Stephanie Marie died on October 17, 2016 and generously donated her body to science.
A Vespers Service will be held on Thursday, October 27th in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 28th at 11:00 A.M., also in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.
Maryknoll, NY: Sister Marie de Lourdes Nassauer died on October 17, 2016 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY. She was 86 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 69 years.
Sister Marie was born on January 19, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to parents Eva and Stuart Nassauer. She was baptized as Marie de Lourdes. She had two brothers, and one sister. Her parents, her sister Joan and her brother Fred have all predeceased her; but, her brother Stuart Nassauer of East Hampton, NY survives her.
In 1947, she graduated from Seton Hall High School, Patchogue, NY. She then joined the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation, on September 6, 1947 from St. Lawrence Parish in Rockville Centre Diocese, NY. At her Reception, she was given the religious name, Sister Mary Frederick. She made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1950 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY and her Final Vows on March 7, 1953, also at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.
From 1949-1953, while staying at the Maryknoll Sisters Center she earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from Maryknoll Teachers College.
In 1953, after her Final Vows, Sister Marie was assigned to teach in St. Ann’s Primary School in Louis, MO. In 1956, she was assigned to Maryknoll Primary School in Los Angeles, CA. A couple of years later, in 1958, she received her first overseas assignment to Chile, South America where she worked among the needy with primary school children in parish schools. In 1973, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center to serve in the Personnel Department for two years.
After earning her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree (LPN) in 1976, Sister Marie returned to Talca, Chile to use her newly acquired nursing skills to minister to the sick. In 1979, the Maryknoll Sisters Chile Region opened a new mission in Salamanca, Chile; where she engaged in pastoral work until 1991.
Sister Marie also served as a Regional Council Member on the Maryknoll Sisters Chile Regional Governing Board from 1987 -1989. She also served as Administrator of the Chile Region’s Center House in Santiago from 1991 to 1995. In 1996, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center where she volunteered as assistant sacristan until 2006 and in the center library until 2014.
In 2015, due to failing health, Sister Marie retired to the Maryknoll Sisters Home Care Unit in the Maryknoll Sisters Center.
Sister Marie died on October 17, 2016 and generously donated her body to science.
A Wake and Vespers Service will be held in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY on November 3, 2016 at 4:15 P.M
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on November 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. also in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.
Maxima Corazon Ong was born on May 16, 1940 in Manila, Philippines to Uy Bun Ti (mother) and Kim Siong Ong (father). She had three brothers, and five Sisters.
Maxima graduated from Maryknoll, High School Manila, Philippines in 1957. In 1961, she graduated from the University of East, Manila receiving a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate in Quezon City, Manila from St. John the Baptist Parish, Manila on June 1, 1963. She received the religious name, Sister Rosanne, at her reception, a name she retained throughout her life.
Sister Roseanne made her First Profession of Vows on March 19, 1966 in Quezon City and her Final Vows on the same date in1970 in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Following her religious profession, Sister Rosanne was assigned to a variety of mission ministries in her home country, the Phillipines. She served as Secretary to the high school principal of Maryknoll College, then as Regional Procurator for the Maryknoll Sisters in the Philippine Region, and in 1969 was appointed Principal of the high school department at the College of St. John the Baptist in Jimenez.
In May of 1971, Sister Rosanne came to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York for a renewal program and in September, she left for her new mission assignment to Tanzania in East Africa.
After language study, she served on the faculty at the Nyegezi Social Training Center and in the Business Studies Department. In 1979, she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center for Congregational Service, where her training and expertise in business administration were invaluable to the community. While serving in Congregational Services, she secured her American citizenship. In February, 1998 Sister Rosanne returned to Tanzania and taught bookkeeping and mathematics at the Murigha Girls Secondary School in Singida. In March 2001, she became an Assistant Manager/Academic Officer and Matron of the GOIG (Getting Old is to Grow) Vocational Handicraft Centre in Dar es Salaam.
The Mass of Christian Burial, attended by the Maryknoll Sisters of the Region and many friends was celebrated on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.