Written by Sister Simone Campbell, SSS
June 7, 2013
We just left the Archdiocesan Catholic Charities Center in
Metairie. It is in an old brick school building that they have refurbished in a
wonderful way. They have light yellow walls, big windows and lots of space for their
comprehensive program. The Office of Peace and Justice, along with the office
for migration and refugees and Hispanic ministries are all in one of the school
buildings. In the back building is the office for the Spirituality Center. Art
that is both moving and symbolic of the work being done there is on the walls
everywhere. Such a comprehensive program to serve the whole person!
We were told that they had recently done a health fair with
the local university, which included spiritual counseling as a part of the day.
This integrated service is such a tribute to the work of the staff and
archdiocesan vision of the whole person.
We learned that the majority of the Hispanic immigrants come