A Good Heart In the Year of Covid

Mary Heilers has long known the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She's known them as a little girl growing up in Cincinnati across the street from the Mount Notre Dame convent, she's known them as a student at Mount Notre Dame High School (an later as a parent of two girls attending that same school), and she's known them as a volunteer in their ministries. 

Now, during the pandemic, and in her position as an outreach coordinator in her parish, she's organized a letter-writing campaign, sending letters to elderly Sisters includingthose in the Mount Notre Dame Health Center. She's participated in a Sisters' Live the Good community service event, has sewn masks for Sisters, and is overseeing a youth project to make fleece scarves for Sisters in the Health Center. 

"The Sisters laid the foundation for me wanting to help people," Mary says, "and for stepping up what I was called to do."

First published in Cross Currents Magazine, Winter/Spring 2021, Volume 17, Issue 1