(Reports of grants given)
Since this is the first granting period of the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund there is no report of funds that were awarded. The mission of the Sisters of the Precious Blood to meet the needs of people has been on-going since 1834. For many years it was through the personal lives, prayer and works of the Sisters wherever they were in ministry; in Europe, the United States, Chile or Guatemala.
In 1991 the Sisters of the Precious Blood were able to establish the Maria Anna Brunner Fund (MAB Fund) administered by the Sisters in order to broaden their ministry to those in need. The objective of the MAB Fund was to “offer financial support for endeavors that improve the socio-economic conditions of those suffering from poverty and empower them to take their place in church and society.”
The projects that requested funding from the MAB Fund were to support systemic change; to provide service to those who suffer from poverty; to create processes that facilitate reconciliation; to promote the reduction of violence in society; and/or to empower individuals to take their place in Church and society.
Over these 25 years the MAB Fund received to at least 50 requests a year and awarded a maximum amount of $20,000 per grant. The Sisters of the Precious Blood are grateful that they had the opportunity to continue the legacy of Maria Anna Brunner responding to needs of the people, some of the most vulnerable in society.
Now, with the establishment of the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund, the Sisters of the Precious Blood continue to respond with the same values to an ever broadening spectrum of unmet needs in the world. Read more about the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund here. Since the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund is now established, the MAB Fund is discontinued.