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Congregation of Notre Dame "HAVE A HEART" Campaign

We have learned there are 2,000 detained immigrants in a detention center and in county jails in the New York Metro area- within 10 miles of the Statue of Liberty. We can help them in a few ways. For now, pray for them and encourage others to pray for them. People in detention often feel isolated from their families and in despair about their future. In collaboration with First Friends, an interfaith group in Kearney, New Jersey, we plan to provide the resources which will allow detained immigrants to communicate with family and friends. The timing of our Campaign will focus on St. Valentine’s Day. 

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Book Reviews . . .

The Wonder is a novel by Emma Donoghue, the Canadian-Irish author of "The Room", set in 19th century Ireland about a form of behaviour by some at that time. It involves an 11 year old girl who appears not to have eaten anything for 4 months and a nurse from England who along with a Catholic nun have been tasked with observing her closely for two weeks to see if that is true. It unfolds as a mystery and is not a light read. However it does shed light on some of the religious practices of the time in the light of science as it unfolds in the lives of the characters in the book. Emma Donoghue has more background information on her website. 

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