Post-Katrina sisters in action

Sisters of St. Joseph are not about to be deterred by fire or rain. 

Even though their former motherhouse had to be torn down — after damage from Hurricane Katrina’s flooding and then a subsequent fire caused by a lightning strike — members of the community remain active in several ministries in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the Clarion Herald reports.

In fact, Kim Shackleton, a member of the Mission Advancement Team of the newly merged Congregation of St. Joseph, said there are currently more St. Joseph sisters ministering in the archdiocese than before the storm.

Although Hurricane Katrina hit the region nearly four years ago, recovery efforts are still underway thanks to the efforts of  groups like these sisters who keep doing what they can to help local residents at clinics, adult education centers and senior care programs.

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