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MISCOUCHE ACADIAN MUSEUM... A DREAM REALIZED

Yes, dreams do come true! Sisters from PEI who knew Sister Antoinette Desroches knew the dream that motivated and inspired her. We admired her tenacity for her project, while smiling that she had begun her “museum” by preserving artifacts under her bed until her dream could be realized. On Sunday, January 26, on the very same date and hour of the original meeting to launch the project held in 1964, Island Acadians and others gathered at the museum to recognize its contribution to the Acadian community during the past fifty years.

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A Wonderful "Play and Pray Day!"

The “Pray and Play” day at Quonnie on Sunday, August 10 was wonderful, especially for the twelve young women from Ann Marie Strileckis’s parish in Hartford. These “girls” (across a broad range of ages) were from families originally from Burma: they represented the KAREN culture, spoke in many dialects, had spent extended periods of time in Thai Refugee camps, were attentive, and are quite beautiful.

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It should be summer for all children

-This article was first published by the Rhode Island Catholic. -

Summer is for children. It is their free time. They don’t have to get up while it is still dark to wait for school buses, dressed in school clothes and carrying those heavy backpacks filled with homework - done or not. It is their time to wear the universal uniform of summer – shorts and tee-shirts. Summer leagues of baseball are in session and there are the days in the park or at the seashore, whiling away hours building sand castles or riding waves.

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