“We are team players,” says Sister Therese Dowd SSJ, as she reflects on the ministries of Sister Joyce Valese SSJ and herself. “What Joyce and I do is ordinary, behind-the-scenes out- reach. We are both kind of quiet in our approach to things. But, what we are doing at this point in our lives is wonderful!” After spending more than 50 years in the ministry of education, over 30 years of which were in the Le- high Valley, both Sister Joyce and Sister Therese felt it was time to move on to some new endeavors. Sister Therese recalls, “We wanted to have a different kind of outreach to people. We thought, who are the people who really need companionship or a presence?”
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