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 Call to Mission                                       May 2013

Father Dominic Duggins

As our partners in mission, you know that a central part of Glenmary's ministry is our outreach work in the impoverished Appalachian and southern U.S. counties where we serve. One major, decades-old outreach effort is Glenmary's Group Volunteer Program, based at the Glenmary Farm in Lewis County, Ky. This initiative has had a lasting impact not only on county residents, but also on the many thousands of young volunteers who have come to serve others. And now, as Glenmary prepares to open a Tennessee site for this program, we pray that its profound effect on those involved will continue.


The "ripple effect" can be seen even within Glenmary. For example, Brother David Henley, now our vocation director, was drawn to Glenmary through his early Farm volunteer experiences----as was Brother-in-Training Jason Muhlenkamp, who will be renewing his Glenmary Oath in early June.


Without your ongoing support and prayers, though, we simply wouldn't be able to keep sponsoring this life-changing program and many others. We are deeply grateful for your faithful generosity, which touches so many lives every day. May God bless you for all you do.


Father Dominic Duggins

Development Director

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45246



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