August 25, 2019, Detroit – In her bittersweet, reflective final blog, Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, writes of the end of something very special in her life: her 20-year ministry at the Rosa Parks Children’s and Youth Program at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. In those 20 years, Sister Nancyann has helped the children of inner city Detroit to find an outlet to their challenges through art; special family holiday activities such as baking Christmas cookies and dyeing Easter eggs; work in the soup kitchen’s garden; leadership development; and the Summer Peace Camp. Read Sister Nancyann’s farewell blog.
Thank you so much for your work with the youth. I am happy to have known you through my volunteer work at the soup kitchen.
It was such a blessing and pleasure to work beside Sr. Nancyann and glean from her knowledge, wisdom, strength and compassion. You could always tell how deeply she loved the children, families and Capuchin community/family through her commitment and dedication. Wishing you so much love and joy on this next journey. Much Love and Appreciation💞 Mary A.
Sister, you never knew it, but you were the turning point in my life. A week before graduation from St. Stephen, you pulled me aside and said, " Karen, you've got talent, but absolutely no leadership ability. " No one had EVER told me I was talented. You blew me away. In subsequent years I developed leadership abilities. I successfully taught for thirty years and became a member of quite a few community boards. This began with your honest words. Love - Karen