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Author and missioner, Edwina Gateley, will offer a presentation about women on whose shoulders we all stand.
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On Sunday, April 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer Missionary Movement is sponsoring a fundraising event featuring bestselling author Edwina Gateley. Her latest book, "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters – Standing on their Shoulders," will be the topic of discussion and she will provide us with some exquisite examples of feminine wisdom and courage.

We will hear about the women on whose shoulders we all stand. They include saints, mystics, and martyrs; reformers, writers and environmentalists. Edwina will introduce us to women such as Hildegard of Bingen, Emily Dickinson, Rachel Carson, Pema Chodron, Dorothy Stang, Aung San Suu Kyi and Wangari Muta Maathai.

The April 22nd event will be held at Dominican Center at Marywood  (DCM), located at 2025 Fulton Street East in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Although Fulton Street is currently closed for construction, you can still get to Dominican Center by coming via Michigan Street to Lakeside Drive, NE; go south on Lakeside, and park in the east parking lot of DCM.  (See map at right.)

Cost is $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Proceeds go to support the USA office of VMM-USA in Cincinnati. The funds are used to support their ongoing missionary efforts in Central and South America. Many of the individual stories of VMM-USA missioners can be found on the Current Missioners page of the VMM-USA website.

Edwina Gateley is a spiritual writer, pioneering missioner and lay minister, who has been featured on 60 Minutes and 48 Hours and she is in high demand as a speaker and retreat giver.  She was born and raised in England where she earned a Teacher’s Degree and later earned a Master’s Degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and certification as an HIV Counselor in the state of Illinois. You can click here to read more about her inspirational life and her call to ministry. She gives talks, conferences and retreats in the United States, as well as internationally while continuing to reach out to women in recovery from drugs and prostitution. The author will be available to sign her books, which will be available to purchase at the event.

For more information and to reserve your seat, contact Sue Hood by email or phone at [email protected]  - (616) 742-0261. Or, you can contact Volunteer Missionary Movement-USA by email or phone at: [email protected]  - (414) 423-8660.


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submitted by: Rosemary Steers, Dominican Center at Marywood

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