Oblate Voices is a JPIC blog that follows stories of hope and is about how Oblates and associates live and experience mission work in the spirit of the Oblate founder, St Eugene De Mazenod of responding to the needs of poor and most abandoned around the world.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sr. Nathanael Lee Volunteers at Inner City Development in San Antonio, TX

Sr. Lee recently traveled to San Antonio, TX at the invitation of JPIC Committee board member Patti Radle. Patti, along with her husband, Rod Radle, run Inner City Development, a community-based organization in San Antonio, TX that has been operating in an economically poor area of the city since 1968. The organization provides educational, recreational and emergency support to the neighborhood.

While at Inner City Development Sr. Lee helped serve lunches to the homeless, assisted with their after-school reading program, and visited Haven for Hope (a transformation center for the homeless). She also toured the Oblate School of Theology and attended a public presentation on the bond and tax ratification election the local school district is trying to have passed in early November.  

For fun she played Rotengo (a hybrid of ping pong and tennis) at San Antonio Hemisfair Park on its one-year anniversary of redevelopment. The park is currently undergoing phases of renovation as part of a larger neighborhood redevelopment effort.