Catholic Foundation of Michigan Presents $10,000 Check to Livonia Sisters

Angela Maloney, Catholic Foundation of Michigan President, donates $10,000 from 500 donors to Felician Sisters for Livonia convent support.

On Aug. 5, 2020, Angela Maloney, President and CEO of the Catholic Foundation of Michigan, presented a check for $10,000 from over 500 different donors to the Felician Sisters of North America. Sr. Mary Andrew Budinski, local minister at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Convent in Livonia, Michigan, accepted the check on behalf of her community.

Angela Maloney is a graduate of Madonna University, which is a ministry of the Felician Sisters of North America. When she heard of the passing of 13 Sisters in the Livonia convent from COVID-19, she felt compelled to act. She reached out to ask the Sisters for their blessing and assistance with the establishment of a fund in support of the Felician Sisters of North America in Livonia.

Finding themselves in the unusual position of receiving help instead of providing it, the Sisters were humbled by her offer and agreed to accept the Foundation’s generous offer.

“This opportunity affords us much more than financial support,” said Sr. Mary Christopher Moore, provincial minister. “It will allow us to share the mission and ministries of the Felician Sisters of North America with an expansive and diverse audience with the hope of inspiring others to answer the call to serve in the spirit of Blessed Mary Angela. After all, it is her love and charism that we share in our encounters with those we serve and those we serve alongside.” She added, “Though we did not seek it out, we are grateful for this generous support of our Sisters and their continued ministry to our communities.”

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Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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