In the Merrimack Valley: The Nuns Won!

In today’s Eagle Tribune  religious writer Yadira Betances tells the story of the Sisters of Notre Dame who took a chance and bought a raffle ticket. The offering was no ordinary prize but Red Sox tickets – 18 luxury seats near first base and the Sox dugout at Fenway Park. At $100 per chance – it took a group effort of ten nuns – all Red Sox fans – to come up with $10 each.  Jokes about “divine intervention” and the nuns’  nine-day novena aside – the lucky ten along with eight guest nuns will “limousine” their way to Fenway Park to cheer their team along with others in Red Sox Nation. By the way, the raffle raised more than $50,000 for a very good cause – Lazarus House – a homeless shelter, food pantry, soup kitchen and thrift shop in Lawrence.

Remember when Cardinal Cushing would take the nuns of the Archdiocese to Fenway?

Read the full story here in the Eagle Tribune.