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Thanks people of diocese for response to retirement appeal Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 23, 2011 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

On behalf of religious women and men throughout the country, I want to express thanks for the outstanding generosity of the people of the Diocese of Madison. The checks from the 2010 Retirement Fund for Religious appeal now are reaching our national office, and we are very grateful for the $108,744.57 contributed by Catholics from the diocese. This amount represents a 60 percent increase over the amount contributed in 2009, and we are deeply grateful.

Given the status of our country’s economy, we realize that this represents sacrifices on the part of many. You can be assured that all of those who contributed so generously will be remembered in prayer by the Sisters, Brothers, and religious order priests who benefit from this kindness. May God shower His abundant blessings on all of the people of the Diocese of Madison.

Sr. Janice Bader, CPPS, executive director, National Religious Retirement Office, Washington, D.C