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Quad-City churches share support for religious Sisters injured in car crash
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Quad-City churches share support for religious Sisters injured in car crash

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There has been an outpouring of community support from area churches after a recent car crash involving three Catholic Sisters.

The Catholic Post reported Tuesday that Sister M. Magdalene, Sister M. Clementia and Sister M. Michael, all of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, were injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Springfield, Ill. on June 9.

Since then, multiple churches and organizations have extended their prayers and support for the Sisters.

Alleman High School, where Sister M. Michael is employed as a sophomore theology teacher, posted a prayer on Facebook on June 12.

“O Most Blessed Mother ... Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially for complete physical, mental and emotional healing of our gentle and beloved educator, Sister M. Michael, along with the other Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George and additional individuals impacted by the terrible auto accident,” it partially read.

“The sisters are all so very thankful for all your prayers and well wishes,” added the Facebook page of St. Pius X Parish, where Sister M. Clementia and Sister M. Magdalene are employed, according to The Catholic Post. St. Pius X also held a “Holy Hour” to pray for the “complete healing and restoration of our Sisters from their accident” on June 10, according to their Facebook page.

Sister M. Clementia also teaches junior high students at Jordan Catholic School.

Alleman High School, Jordan Catholic School, St. Pius X and the Catholic Diocese of Peoria did not respond to requests for comment.

Other local churches echoed the sentiment on their Facebook pages, including Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Island, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rock Island and St. Valentine & St. Mary Churches in Peru, Ill.


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