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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-07-2018

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 7-13, 2018 LINCOLN 19 Connecticut who will take turns visit- ing. She had been waiting four years to form a convent, which requires three sisters and a private residence. Since the sisters arrived from India, they have stayed at St. Theresa's in Burrillville while searching for a home to establish themselves. "We were praying for a good place," Androth said of the wait. "This is a blessed, holy place. The parishioners have been so welcoming." The sisters will work in ministries serving the sick in local nursing homes, saying they'll be spreading God's message in the local commu- nity. The sisters thanked Bishop Tobin for his kindness and concern for them during their transition, and for granting permission for a convent in Rhode Island that is willing to accept immigrants. Their congregation, SABS, has a presence in 10 countries across the world, with 620 convents, more than 5,000 sisters, and 350 can- didates. While North America historically sent missionaries into foreign coun- tries, the trend has flipped in more recent years, with religious organiza- tions sending faith servants to the U.S. Statistics show the number of nuns and religious sisters is shrinking while growing more diverse. "They're paying us back now for bringing the faith to them," the Rev. John Kiley said. Sister Elizabeth Castro, director of the Office for Religious at the Providence Diocese, said it is up to the bishop, and the government, to decide whether to welcome immigrants to serve in local Catholic communities. "Bishop Tobin is a blessing ... he is so warm and welcoming," said Castro. "It's nice to know that this commu- nity is prospering," Tobin said, joking that it must have something to do with the founder's name also being Thomas. "It's wonderful to know that this place that served as a home for priests for several years now will serve as a beautiful home for the convent, a place of adoration and prayer for the sisters and for all of us to come together." CONVENT From Page 3 BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Clergymen, parishioners and Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament stand with Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin on the steps of the new convent at ST. JAMES CHURCH in Manville. 'We were praying for a good place. This is a blessed, holy place. The parishioners have been so welcoming.' MOTHER SUPERIOR TIZY ANDROTH Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Johnny Lightning Race Club meets Sunday LINCOLN – The Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club will meet at the MacColl YMCA, 26 Breakneck Hill Road, on Sunday, June 10. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; racing starts at 9:30 a.m. There will be racing with Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Johnny Lightning cars; also vendor tables with die cast cars to buy, sell, and trade. Call Jeremy at 401-248-1625 or visit Free admission. IN BRIEF HOURS Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m; Sunday 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Come Visit Christine Lin at her new location! 600 George Washington Highway Lincoln, RI 02865 401-333-0366 • LUNCH & DINNER * Fresh * Healthy * Delicious $10 OFF Your Order $50 or more Expires 6/30/2018 Thursdays 1/2 Off BOTTles Of Wine

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