The Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, also known as “The Blue Nuns,” have committed to transforming the former Saint Francis School in Freeport, Illinois into the Madonna Renewal Center, a residential home for expectant unwed mothers. We can’t imagine a better way to help mothers and the unborn than by sheltering and serving them in a way that honors Jesus.

The Freeport community has been very generous and much work has already been accomplished. The roof has been replaced and the grounds have been restored to their former beauty. Asbestos (an unfortunate feature of almost every school in America at one time) has been ruthlessly hunted down and removed at a cost of almost $200,000.

Still, a great deal remains to be done before the Center can open. This video documents where we are and where we need to go. We hope it will stir your heart to pray for and support our mission!

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