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Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

The facilities of several congregations of women religious have sustained damages from the fury of Hurricane Harvey. We thank the members of Region XII who have provided us with the contact information for congregations that need assistance and the names of congregations that are offering assistance.

Damage varies in the extent of severity, and the capabilities of the congregations to deal with the expenses vary, also. Most of those who have damaged facilities are still reaching out to help those who have been more severely impacted.

1. At this point, we are aware of these Congregations sustaining the worst damage due to the hurricane Harvey disaster:    Cenacle Sisters, in Houston, whose facilities are still underwater and have lost everything. They are now housed at Holy Name Retreat Center in Houston.

  •     Carmelite Missionaries of St. Teresa, in Houston, who have three inundated convents and no flood insurance.
  •     Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate, in Houston, who have roof damage.
  •     La Salle Sisters, in Houston, who lost everything.
  •     Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in Victoria, who have two inundated convents.
  •     Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, in Lamar, TX, whose convent and retreat center were badly damaged.

2. Congregations responding directly to the needs of those impacted by hurricane Harvey are:

  •     Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament (CVI) in Houston and Incarnate Word Academy
  •     Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in Corpus Christi
  •     Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in Victoria
  •     Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts in Victoria Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in Beaumont
  •     Cenacle Sisters in Houston

Contributions may be made directly to the congregations needing assistance and we provide the contact information for your reference.

Congregation of Our Lady of the Retreat in the Cenacle
(Sr. Pamela J. Falkowski, RC, pamelajeanrc@gmail.com Local Superior)
430 Bunker Hill Road, Houston, TX 77024-6399

Carmelite Missionaries of St. Teresa
(Sr. Victoria Alvarez, victoriaalvarez14@yahoo.com.mx Provincial Superior)
9548 Deer Trail Drive, Houston, TX 77038-3902

Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province
(Sr. Angela Pham, OP, srangela2012@gmail.com Provincial Superior)
5250 Gasmer Drive, Houston, TX 77035-5716

LaSalle Sisters
(Sr. Thoa Thi Ta, Ls.S, balaovn@yahoo.com Local Superior)
13115 Dogwood Blossom Trail, Houston, TX 770665

Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
(Sr. Midory Wu, MSCH, wumidory@hotmail.com Provincial Superior)
203 E. Sabine Street, Victoria, TX 77901

Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, SchoenstattLamar@gmail.com
(Donate with Credit card or PayPal account on website Schoenstatt-texas.org or schoenstattlamartx@corpus.twcbc.com )
134 Front Street, Rockport, TX 78382-7800

Contact information for the congregations responding directly to the needs of those impacted by hurricane Harvey follows:

Sisters of the Incarnate Word
(Sr. Lauren Beck, CVI, lbeck@incarnateword.org President, Incarnate Word Academy)
3400 Bradford Street, Houston, TX 77025

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
(Sr. Anne Marie Espinosa 361-774-4910)
Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
5201 Lipes Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
(Sr. Stephana Marbach, IWBS, srstephana@yahoo.com )
1101 NE Water Street, Victoria, TX 77901

Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
(Sr. Midory Wu, MSCH, wumidory@hotmail.com Provincial Superior)
203 E. Sabine Street, Victoria, TX 77901

Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
(Sr. Annette Wagner, IWBS, sawagner@iwbscc.org [for Beaumont])
5201 Lipes Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Congregation of Our Lady of the Retreat in the Cenacle
(Sr. Pamela J. Falkowski, RC, pamelajeanrc@gmail.com Local Superior)
430 Bunker Hill Road, Houston, TX 77024-6399

Congregation of Divine Providence
(Sr. Anita Brenek, CDP, abrenek@cdptexas.org )
515 SW 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207

Know that whatever support you can offer will be deeply appreciated. We now hold in our thoughts and prayers all who have been and will be affected by hurricane Irma.

Joan Marie Steadman, CSC
Executive Director

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