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We are raising money to pay off Katherine's student loan debt so that she can continue in pursing her vocation to become a sister with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each $10 donation earns one chance to win a hand made quilt.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I hope this letter finds you well.  My greetings come to you in between two different years of religious formation - Canonical Year and Apostolic Year of Novitiate.  While the purpose of Canonical year was to develop my spiritual life, to learn the life of a religous and the doctrine of the Church, the Apostolic year is a practical year, where one lives in a convent, partaking in an active ministry of the sisters there.  Thus, beginning in August, I will be living in Bridgeport, in a convent with three other sisters, working at an inner-city school with them.  This assignment will last until June, when I will return to our provincial house for final preparations for first vows, which is expected to occur in August 2011.

As with past letters I have sent, I have updated you on the remaining student-loan balance.  I have always been grateful for your generosity, which has helped in lowering the amount of debt that I owed, but there is still an outstanding balance of $4500.  In an effort to decrease the debt, my oldest sister in my family (Sara Munday)  has offered to make a quilt to raffle to my benefactors.   My mom and Sara teamed up to make a quilt that will fit a queen sized bed.  One raffle ticket costs $10 and all proceeds will go towards eliminating the loan debt.  The raffle will be held on Thanksgiving (November 25th, 2010) and the quilt will arrive in time for Christmas.  All transactions will be done via the internet ( so please feel free to go there to view a picture of the quilt and to purchase a ticket.  Most of all, please do not hesitate to forward the website to your friends and family, buy more than one ticket, or if you would prefer, to only donate to the cause without purchasing any raffle tickets.  As always, every dollar counts, and your helpfulness is a great blessing.  Please know of my continued prayers of gratitude. 

Yours in Christ,

Sr Katherine Cecila Thornburg

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