(Photo used with permission of the Province of St. Louise)
In January of 2013, Sisters Whitney Kimmett (left) and Amanda Kern (right) were formally received into the Company of the Daughters of Charity as Seminary Sisters. Sisters Whitney and Amanda will begin the Apostolic Experience portion of their Formation Program this weekend.
Sister Whitney will be going to New Orleans, where she will work at MOVIN’ ON, a project of DePaul USA which provides a variety of services assisting the poor and homeless, including hygiene, meals, benefits assistance, a legal center, medical clinic and housing resources to help people move out of homelessness. Sister Whitney will also be working at ISAIAH 43, a parenting and mentoring Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, that engages youth and parents to encourage peaceful conflict resolution, skillful communication, constructive discipline, forgiveness, and leadership development.
Sister Amanda will be sent to Utica, NY, where she will be working with refugees at Thea Bowman House, Inc. Thea Bowman House serves low-income, at-risk children and families in and around the city of Utica, providing quality care to children and youth in the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty through a structured program of educational and social enrichment.
We send prayers and good wishes to both Sisters as they begin their lives of service to the poor.