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2017 Soiree an amazing success

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Announcements |

Dear Friends of Mary’s Shelter:

Our 8th Annual Summer Soiree & Fundraiser was an amazing success thanks to our many generous friends!  Ryan Bomberger  spoke so beautifully about the possibility of each human soul and Jenn Sullivan shared her incredible story about persevering through the foster care system, living at Mary’s Shelter and continuing her education.  We are so blessed by the goodness in our community.

If you were unable to attend our Soiree this year and are interested in making a contribution, please follow this link to DONATE  using our secure donation page.  We rely on our pro-life community to keep our doors open and this ministry to women in crisis pregnancy – ALIVE! Thank you in advance for your consideration and support of Mary’s Shelter.
We aired our newest Mary’s Shelter video at the Soiree and it is included below for you.   Thanks to JW Beatovich of Original Focus Productions for creating this beautiful video and to the brave residents who shared some of their story with us – thank you!  May God continue to bless and show you his tremendous love.

Blessings on Your Day!

The Staff of Mary’s Shelter

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We Were Delighted To Welcome Bishop Burbidge

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Announcements |

We are thrilled to share with you photos from this past Saturday’s blessing of our new homes and office space. We were delighted to welcome Bishop Burbidge, kindly supported by Father’s Wagner, Mosimann, Cummings, Rooney, and Lundberg. Sister Susan Louise, Sister Frances Carol and Sister Miriam Elizabeth, our Oblate Sisters, were also on hand to celebrate this beautiful occasion, as were so many members of our community who have supported this ministry with gifts of time, service and financial contributions. Mark Doherty, Jeremy McCommons, and Marie Jessup of MacDoc Property Management and their families were also there to help us celebrate. It is through their generosity that we are in these beautiful new spaces. We also are grateful to David Bereit for setting up his sound system for our big day and to the 8th Graders at Holy Cross Academy for raising funds for outdoor toys, gardening supplies and a beautiful statue of the Blessed Mother. And finally, we’d like to thank the students at The Summit Academy for volunteering endless hours helping us get the homes ready for new residents and for helping with the blessing. What an awesome group of kids!
We now have a real office space and gorgeous apartments and homes to welcome those women who have chosen life for their unborn child. At Mary’s Shelter there is a sanctuary to guide, support and to encourage them to a brighter future. As we receive more photos, we will post them on our website.

Thanks for your continued support of this beautiful pro-life ministry.
May God continue to bless you!

Mary's Shelter Director Kathleen Wilson welcomes Bishop Burbidge, Father Mosimann, and Mark Doherty of MacDoc Property Management.

Mary’s Shelter Director Kathleen Wilson welcomes Bishop Burbidge, Father Mosimann, and Mark Doherty of MacDoc Property Management.

 

Board of Directors President Julian Malcolm welcomes our guests. Bishop Burbidge, Father Mosimann, Father Cummings, and Father Lundberg prepare to bless our new office and homes.

Board of Directors President Julian Malcolm welcomes our guests. Bishop Burbidge, Father Mosimann, Father Cummings, and Father Lundberg prepare to bless our new office and homes.

 

Bishop Burbidge cuts the ribbon with Kathleen Wilson.

Bishop Burbidge cuts the ribbon with Kathleen Wilson.

 

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Bishop Burbidge prays for Mary’s Shelter.

 

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Bishop Burbidge blesses our guests before moving inside to bless our new office.

 

Kathleen Wilson shows Bishop Burbidge and Father Rooney the outdoor play area.

Kathleen Wilson shows Bishop Burbidge and Father Rooney the outdoor play area.

 

Bishop Burbidge meets baby Aizeck.

Bishop Burbidge meets baby Aizeck.

 

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Bishop Burbidge poses for a picture with our residents on the porch of one of our new homes.

 

Bishop Burbidge meets Latresha, baby Shakeem, and Shantir.

Bishop Burbidge meets Latresha, baby Shakeem, and Shantir.

 

Bishop Burbidge blesses and poses with the staff and volunteers.

Bishop Burbidge blesses and poses with the staff and volunteers.

Read more about this beautiful day at Arlington Catholic Herald.

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Christmas At Mary’s Shelter

Christmas At Mary’s Shelter

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Announcements |

Mary’s Shelter was treated to an amazing Christmas Celebration! Thank you to the Fredericksburg Fire Department and area businesses and donors who participated in the Second Annual Stuff A Stocking Program coordinated by the Fredericksburg Fire Department, benefiting Mary’s Shelter. The Fire Fighters arrived with two ladders trucks piled high with gifts for our Mary’s Shelter family! To pass on all this good cheer was Santa Claus himself! The kids were thrilled to meet Santa and enjoyed hot cocoa, Christmas cookies and fruit!

The day was made even more special with gifts of clothing, gifts cards and laundry items from St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, St. Patrick, Life Point and St. Matthew Churches as well as stockings stuffed by the 2nd graders of Holy Cross Academy!

Our community has embraced these women and their children and their goodness is appreciated by the many residents and former residents of Mary’s Shelter who were the humble recipients of their great generosity! May God bless you all and may you have a Happy and Holy Christmas Season!

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