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Preparing for Passover

The Jewish world is preparing for Passover (Pesach), which begins this year at sundown on Friday, April 19. Why is it that there is more preparation for Passover than for all other holidays? In fact, much of the actual holiday is about the ways that we prepare.

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By Rabbi Stacy Offner  | 

In the Service of Love and Mercy Hospitality

Volunteering at Mercy by the Sea is a mutually rewarding endeavor. Staff are grateful and appreciative of the help and volunteers appreciate the peaceful atmosphere, beautiful grounds and welcoming tradition.

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By By Ann McGovern, RSM, Director of Mission Integration and Hospitality  | 

Love Without Boundaries

After being involved in a bus accident in Guatemala, Sister Eileen and her travelling companion are met with compassion and kindness over and over again.

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By Eileen Dooling, Executive Director  |