Too often, poverty is associated with risk and vulnerability. Violence, insecure housing, and inconsistent nutrition and health are frequently realities for our children. We pray that all children can be protected from these cruel realities.
We pray that parents, struggling with many of the same obstacles our children face, have the strength and courage to be able to guide them and find them a path out of poverty.
So many little ones are unable to truly be children. Many work to help support their families or parent younger siblings while their parents work. We pray that all of them are able to experience the joys of childhood.
The Sisters of Mary know that education is a pathway out of poverty. We pray that our children are able to gain both skills and spiritual knowledge at Girlstown and Boystown to break the cycle of poverty.