Left, from left, Sisters Patty Kremer and Paula Gero, Colleen Kammer, Sisters Marita Beumer and Ann Clark; right, items from Guatemala for sale.
A gray, rain-soaked Saturday morning was brightened by the festive displays at the Ethical Fair Trade Sale held Dec. 1 at the University of Dayton. Our Congregation was one of several vendors at the sale, where Dayton-area parishes and local communities came together to sell coffee, tea, chocolate and handcrafted items from individual artisans and small-scale farmers around the world.
Precious Blood Sisters sold purses, pillows, journals, ornaments, nativity scenes and a host of other items, all handmade in Guatemala. Proceeds support the Precious Blood mission in Guatemala, including Holy Mary of the Most Precious Blood School and our House of Studies. The Ethical Fair Trade sale is coordinated by the archdiocese’s Catholic Social Action Office in partnership with Weavers of Justice.
– Story and photos by Mary Knapke