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Catalysts for Change Lisa Johnston | [email protected] | twitter: @aeternusphoto

Sister Carol Lehmkuhl, OP, left, has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 50 years and ministers in East St. Louis as the director of the Eastside Heart and Home Family Center. She has worked with the poor to transform a blighted neighborhood by slowly building new houses. Teaching skills of homeownership is an important element and a key to the sucess of the mission. She checked in on Mae Strong, second from right, who recently returned to her home after surgery. See story, page 3.

“Our faith assures us that we are not alone. We walk this mysterious journey called life in blessing and hopefulness — confident and assured of the love of God and the companionship of

faithful and loving friends.” Sister Carol Lehmkuhl


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We give thanks to the jubilarians from the following religious communities for their faithful service in St. Louis and beyond.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ U.S. Region Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Franciscan Sisters of Mary Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Women of Faith,

called to bring change to a hurting world.

Women of Hope,

committed to work for peace and justice.

Women of Action,

striving to ease the burdens of the least among us.

Sisters of Divine Providence Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Province of Mid-North America Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Society of the Sacred Heart Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union

As St. Louis celebrates its 250th birthday, Catholic sisters have been part of the history of this region for nearly 200 years, making an invaluable impact in education, health care, social work and social justice. Catholic sisters are as committed to St. Louisans today as they were in the 19th century. Discover their stories at stlcatholicsisters.org.

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Building ‘something better’ Sparkill Dominican’s neighborhood-building in East St. Louis exemplifies dedication

By Joseph Kenny [email protected] twitter: @josephkenny2

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hen Sparkill Dominican Sister Carol Lehmkuhl came to the East St. Louis, Ill., neighborhood, its most prominent feature was a big house with drug-dealing and prostitution. Dilapidated, abandoned homes dotted the landscape. It wasn’t a place where you’d want to be. Now, the area outside what once was the rectory of the former St. Adalbert Parish is a neighborhood of new homes for low-income families. The streets are clean, and the drug-dealing and prostitution are for the most part gone. Sister Carol is the director of the East Side Heart and Home Family Center. Together with the staff and the board, she has led the neighborhood-building — and it isn’t just the home ownership but family support that has made a difference. Programs include alternative education, paying the tuition and expenses for attendance at local private (usually Catholic) schools; a senior program with transportation; a Women’s Circle, with support for women who are the primary caregivers to their families; an afterschool program assisting with homework and improved