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Our Laredo Experience

Written by: Sister Marge Clark, BVM

June 9, 2013

Mayor Salinas welcomed us to the wonderful city of Laredo. He called the attention of all those gathered (about 100) to the terrible amendment passed in the House on a party line vote. Rep. Steve King pushed the amendment that would make DREAMers "criminals."

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San Antonio Immigration Rally at San Lorenzo Parish

Written by: Sister Sharon Altendorf, PBVM

June 9, 2013

What a warm San Antonio welcome – feeling like 105 said one of our group! And yet Mariachis played, serenading amazingly diverse peoples waiting OUTSIDE the church under tents – bringing us water and umbrellas to protect us.

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Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church

Written by: Sister Mary Ellen Lacy, DC

June 9, 2013

We attended Mass at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church in Austin this morning. We were blessed to welcome a new member to our faith in the sacrament of confirmation. In addition, we stood with a child who made her First Communion. What a gift!

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St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church Family Center in Austin, Texas

Written by: Sister Marti McCarthy, SSS

June 8, 2013

About 200 people came to greet the Nuns on the Bus in Austin. Sister JT Dwyer, a Daughter of Charity, introduced the evening with a warm welcome from Holy Cross Fr. Bill Wack, the pastor. Sister Mary Lou Barba, Diocesan Director for Religious of Austin, read a letter of support and welcome letter from Bishop Joseph Vasquez.

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Catholic Charities Immigration and Legal Services in Dallas

Written by: Sister Diane Donoghue, SSS

June 8, 2013

The Dallas office services the largest number of DACA students in the country.

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Outside the Houston Office of Senator Cruz

Written by: Sister Marge Clark, BVM

June 8, 2013

Senator Cruz is one of those who need urging to stop obstructing the process of immigration reform. Since his office is not open on Saturday, about a hundred ardent supporters of reasonable immigration reform joined us outside the building of his office. Perhaps the vibes of our prayers and stories will penetrate the walls and be there to greet his staff on Monday.

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Dominican Center in Houston

Written by: Sister Elaine Betoncourt, CSJ

June 7, 2013

We have now arrived in the great state of Texas, where we hope to garner a huge tsunami of support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Our first Texas event was held at the Dominican Center for Spirituality, where we were warmly welcomed by our Dominican Sisters for supper, for our friendraiser, and for our overnight stay.

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Our Visit to the Office of Senator Chambliss

Written by: Sister Mary Ellen Lacy, DC

June 6, 2013

Yesterday, we visited Senator Saxby Chambliss’s office. We met with Erin Mayo, his outreach person, because something had “come up” with his Legislative Director.

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Archdiocesan Catholic Charities Center in Metairie, Louisiana

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.

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Wonderful Evening at Holy Angels Convent

Written by: Sister Marge Clark, BVM

June 6, 2013

A storm was brewing from the tropical storm which moved east of us; nonetheless the Nuns on The Bus were warmly received by the Sisters of the Holy Family for a quick dinner before going off to the friendraiser at Holy Angels Convent.

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