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Maryknoll honors Ursuline eighth-grader for essay on environment

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WILMINGTON – The last week of February was a busy and successful one for Grace Smith. The Ursuline Academy eighth-grader participated in the state swimming and diving championships on Feb. 25 for the Raiders, who picked up their second straight state title. Then, three days later, she received a national award for an essay she wrote about the environment.

Grace was honored by Maryknoll Magazine for her essay responding to the theme “Caring for Our Common Home,” which was referenced by Pope Francis in his encyclical “Laudato Si.” Hers was selected from 7,261 entries from across the United States. Read more »

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Wilmington natives mark jubilees with Maryknolls

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OSSINING, N.Y. — Two Wilmington natives are celebrating significant anniversaries with the Maryknoll Sisters in 2016. Read more »

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Maryknoll sisters to celebrate order’s centenary Sunday at St. Ann’s

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Maryknoll sisters from the Diocese of Wilmington will celebrate their congregation’s 100th anniversary Sunday, May 6, at the 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann’s Church in Wilmington.

The event will include a talk on the sisters’ work in Tanzania and Panama given by Sister Mary Reese, who was raised in St. Ann’s Parish, and Sister Gerri Brake, director of Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care Facility, who is from Christ Our King Parish in Wilmington.

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