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From Soups On: An Emmaus Journal by Breanna Mekuly
September 29, 2017

On Friday, there was a new family who came to the soup kitchen. They had two little kids. The dad said (about the littlest, who was sitting in a high chair), "It's his birthday!"

"His birthday?" I asked. "How old is he? Just turning one?"

Yes. Celebrating his first birthday with us, in a high chair at the soup kitchen.

So of course I ran around and told everyone. Margaret got the biggest piece of cake she could find and stuck a candle in it. Rosanne went upstairs and got a baby quilt and a toy. And almost every volunteer took a turn to come over and wish him well....

CROP Walk 2017
September 27, 2017

Sunday, September 24th in Erie, PA was hot, humid and sunny. But that didn’t stop Sisters Lucia and Claire Surmik, who work at the Emmaus Food Pantry, from participating in this year’s CROP Walk to End Hunger at the peninsula.

The CROP Hunger Walk brings people together from all over the Erie area to raise funds to feed hungry people all over the world. One-quarter of all funds raised stay in Erie. Last year, $14,750 in proceeds from the CROP Hunger Walk were shared with Emmaus Ministries and other local agencies attempting to fight hunger.

“We walked about a half a mile,”...

Global Sisters Report posts article by Sister Linda Romey
September 27, 2017

In 2014 NCR (National Catholic Reporter) launched a reporting project dedicated to telling the stories of women religious around the world called Global Sisters Report.

Sister Linda Romey shares her reflections in an article titled, Are Religious Women needed? Sister Linda’s article can be read here. In the article Sister Linda shares her thoughts in conjunction with an upcoming event: Cycling...

What a Fish Fry!
September 26, 2017

“This is really yummy!” said Kaylee, an 9-year-old regular guest of the Soup Kitchen, while sitting in the family dining room with an almost-eaten fish sandwich in her hands. “And I don’t normally like fish… but I really like this kind!”

The fish sandwich that Kaylee was enjoying so much was prepared by 16 members of the SONS (Save Our Native Species) of Lake Erie Fishing Club on Friday, September 15. The SONS brought, prepared, and fried up 107 pounds of walleye and perch in their own homemade beer batter.

Chuck Miller, organizer of the annual fish fry, was quick to mention...

Today was Golden Jubilee Day for Sister Margaret Ann
September 23, 2017

Congratulations to Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee celebrated today at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery.

Click here to read the reflections given by Sister Anne Wambach, prioress.