In the gospels, Mary is mostly silent, saying yes to God's will. The words attributed to her are very powerful and full of meaning. At the wedding feast of Cana, she instructed the servers, "Do whatever He tells you." John 2:5. Good advice then and now.
The Silence of Mary was founded by Sue and Vern Rudy in 1999, on that advice. Following the urgings of the Holy Spirit, the Silence of Mary is committed to serving Jesus in the chronically poor, whether they live within our family homes or in the inner cities of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In Harrisburg, we work closely with Dauphin County to identify those that do not have a home or a place to go. The individuals or families may have mental illnesses, mental retardation or physical disabilities. They may be on a housing list, timed out of a shelter, kicked out of a home or place that they were staying. They are young and old. They sometimes stay short term, and some stay for years.
Once a person has been a member of the Silence of Mary family, even after they move into their own place, they stay in contact and visit often. For many, The Silence of Mary has become their anchor in the storm of life.
The Silence of Mary Homes operate purely on the generosity and donations of individuals and businesses, and relies fully on the Holy Spirit as provider. Because we do not accept government monies, we are not tied to limits and regulations regarding God's children.
|"Heirloom" or non-genetically modified seeds|
|Loads of sand, peat moss and compost|
|people to plant a row for the poor|
|Sample Size Toiletries|
|Instant Sweet Potatoes|
|Zip Lock Bags|
|Auction items for our gala|
|Sponsors for our gala in November|
|Yard Sale Items|
|We would like to thank the Diocese of Harrisburg for giving us the Matthew 25 grant. Please join us in prayers of gratitude.|
|We are in need of wash clothes to keep making our hygiene kits. Please call the office 717-737-4107|
|Pray for both our Bishops that the Silence of Mary Homes are graced to be in their diocese.|
|Please pray that we may receive our St. Philomena home in Fort Wayne. Give thanks for the generous donor and all those on the committee and negotiating the sale.|