A LIGHT FOR THE POOR

A LIGHT FOR THE POOR
Through the efforts of one, many in Elizabeth are fed

Sunday, December 31, 2006
 
STORY BY JOE RYAN
 
It was a November night two decades ago that Sister Jacinta Fernandes found her doorway crowded with visitors, cold and bedraggled.
 
They pleaded for food and shelter. And the tiny, dark-eyed Benedictine nun felt overwhelmed.
 
For months, she had been struggling to keep up with Elizabeth’s swelling homeless population, searching for beds and handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. All the while, the city’s legendary Mayor Tom Dunn had been insisting the homeless were not his responsibility.Sister Jacinta was fed up.To read the full article online click here.