January 8, 2020
By Gary Loncki, Communications Director, New York Pennsylvania West
Like the Gospel story of the widow’s mite, Sister Bernadette Geiser of Buffalo, New York, was moved to do something to help migrants, especially children, at the border between the United States and Mexico.
Sickened by how they were being treated by the U.S. government and by the negative language of some politicians and others when speaking about migrants who are seeking a better life in the United States, Sister Bernadette could take no more.
“These are people. These are human beings,” she said emphatically. “It’s on TV all the time. I am heartsick by what is happening at the border.”
So, she decided to come out of “retirement.” Once again, she dusted off her sewing skills and created outfits for dolls as she had done so many times before to raise money for Mercy ministries.
“I had to do something,” she said. “It won’t be a lot of money, but it’s something.”Read More