The House of Peace, a Capuchin ministry located in Milwaukee’s central city, is commemorating its 45th anniversary with three Wednesdays of Lenten reflections followed by a simple lunch of soup and bread. Well known Capuchin friars and the House of Peace director will be the speakers.
“We realized that the House of Peace performs the Corporal Works of Mercy every day for the last 45 years,” Gerri Sheets-Howard, House of Peace director, explains. “We wanted to commemorate our 45 years while examining how we all can help one another in Milwaukee’s central city. It’s not easy to be poor and the House of Peace has tried to be an anchor for our neighborhood.”
The House of Peace is hosting the Noon Wednesday Lenten reflections on the Corporal Works of Mercy, February 20, February 27, and March 6. Well-known Franciscan speakers will reflect on God’s mercy and goodness. Lenten speakers include Father Bill Cieslak, former President of the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA and well-known Milwaukee Capuchin friars Father Al Veik, Father Perry McDonald, Brother Mark Carrico and Brother Bob Smith. House of Peace executive director, Rev. Gerri Sheets-Howard, will also be speaking. All presentations will take place at Noon and will be followed by a simple meal of soup & bread.
“We are hoping that everyone will bring a guest with them,” Ms. Sheets-Howard continues. Due to space, the Corporal Works of Mercy reflections will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1927 N. Fourth Street, Milwaukee. “Many don’t realize that the House of Peace was born at the House of Peace. We are going back to our heritage and will be enjoying St. Francis’ Franciscan hospitality.”
In order to plan our luncheon of soup and bread, an RSVP is appreciated. 414.374.8841, ext. 26 The House of Peace has served the central city since 1968 and assists families and individuals in meeting their spiritual, material, and emotional needs. The House of Peace helps families to remain together and to promote self-sufficiency. It provides food, clothing, and pastoral care to the poor plus houses a medical clinic and legal clinic that serves the same population.
The House of Peace is a Capuchin ministry and is part of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, which is headquartered in Detroit, and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide. www.HouseOfPeaceMilwaukee.org