One Hundred Years of Prayer

The Carmelite Sisters of Seattle are celebrating their centennial this year! You can read all about them in in the current edition of the Northwest Progress (you can also read about the history of the monastery here). One of our Sisters ministers at the Carmelite Monastery in Seattle. The Sisters there are cloistered, so our sister who works there does many of the outside world things that they can't do.

One of the members of the Seattle Carmelite Community is from Kenya. Because of our connection with the monastery, a small group of our sisters learned about the need for a well for clean water in her home village. The "Lukaleisa's Well" project was born! Lukalesia is the name of the mother of Sister Teresa Benedicta. Lukelesia's village had no well, so she and other women had to walk for miles every day to get muddy, contaminated water for their family. Soon a local Seattle parish got involved and enough money was raised for two wells that tap into an existing aquifer below the village!

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