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By Lisa J. Shannon

Lisa Shannon had what a few could name a very good life—her personal company, a winning fiancé, a safe domestic. Then sooner or later in 2005, presently after her father’s loss of life, an episode of Oprah replaced every little thing. The express approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to understand: thousands useless, girls gang-raped and tortured, teenagers ravenous and death in stunning numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” existence and to her position as an activist and a sister.

She created a origin known as Run for Congo girls, with the target to elevate cash to sponsor 30 Congolese ladies. What all started as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to girls for girls foreign. Run for Congo ladies holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and maintains to elevate cash and wisdom. In one thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand bills of her reports vacationing the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she is still devoted to this reason, Lisa conjures up her viewers to arrive out and aid besides, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic limitations.

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On 7 September 1890, we find him baptizing two children in Balgonie. On 14 November 1893, he makes a special trip to Montmartre to baptize the Simonins’ daughter. In December of that same year, a Montmartre resident comes and fetches him in a hurry to administer the last rites to a Montmartre man suffering from pneumonia. Unfortunately, after having travelled 47 miles (76 kilometres) in the cold from Wolseley to Montmartre, the two men arrive too late: the patient has uttered his last breath. indd 25 25 3/5/10 9:41:19 PM The Roy Cross, erected by the citizens of Montmartre, Saskatchewan (Courtesy of the Regina Archdiocese) Father Roy maintains excellent relations with the Montmartre parishioners.

Marie-Louise is 7 years old. The notion of having a new baby sister or brother undoubtedly pleases her. It will be a playmate in this world of adults, someone with whom to share her dreams and secrets. 7 Georgianne and Marie-Louise do not move to Hanmer with Napoléon right away. As Georgianne is pregnant, Napoléon prefers that she stay in Copper Cliff with Marie-Louise until the birth of the baby due in October. He takes advantage of the summer months to build the family homestead and to make necessary provisions to face their first winter in Hanmer.

Show them how to darn socks and sew on buttons. indd 11 Les Escoumins to Hanmer 11 3/5/10 9:41:08 PM and how to say appropriately yes or no and to not veer from that course. Show them how to wear with dignity a simple Indian dress and give them a good, solid education. Teach them to put more stock in the inner qualities than the riches of would-be suitors. Initiate them thoroughly in the mysteries of the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. Make them understand that when you spend less than you make, the difference becomes savings.

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