(from ONE magazine November 2010)
Posted: 24 Nov 2010
Ninety-eight-year old Cecilia has been a generous friend to CNEWA for most of her life. Her parents were among its original supporters: Their membership card from 1926, the year CNEWA was founded by Pope Pius XI, is safely preserved in the agencys archives.
Cecilia and her sister, Catherine, shared their parents passion and as adults carried on generously supporting the work of the agency. Especially concerned with the poorest of the poor, Cecilia and her husband, Frank, until his recent death, supported numerous clean water and food projects in Ethiopia and India. They also sponsored dozens of children, novices and seminarians over the years.
CNEWAs longest living friend today, Cecilia remains as enthusiastic as ever about the agency. The money I have is a loan from the Lord and I have to give it back, she says of her charitable giving.
Many years, Cecilia!