A ‘Happy Endings’ update on St. Joseph’s Lake
As you may know, Pope Francis decreed 2021 a Year of St. Joseph so “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.”
The Feast of St. Joseph – March 19 – in this Year of St. Joseph, marks the perfect occasion for expressing our gratitude for the many generous donors who bring a happy ending to the wonderful story of St. Joseph’s Lake at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Thank you for your generous support for the project!
You may recall from our Winter 2021 article in “HOPE Magazine” that we reported having pulled money for initial repairs on the damaged berm from the emergency fund. The total repairs for the lake restoration project included site preparation, tree removal, berm replacement and landscaping, coming with a price tag totaling $178,500. And you, our donors, have responded in kind! To date we have received pledges and gifts of more than $72,000.
Once, St. Joseph’s Lake served as the supplemental water source for the Congregation and its farming needs. In recent decades, the lake offered peaceful and recreational benefits for the sisters, their visiting families and those living in the hermitages throughout the years. What Mother Nature decimated, Mother Theodore and our Provident God, through your generosity, restored. Thank you!
We told you the beginning and middle of the story and asked you to write a happy ending. You did!
“… and they all lived happily ever.”