A couple years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans in 2005, Sister Luke Boiarski then Vocation Director for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sister Jovita MacPherson, Vocation Director for the Sisters of St, Martha joined other Federation members to deal with the aftermath of that Hurricane. As time past, both sisters stayed in touch and took on new congregational ministries. Sister Luke became the Director of the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program and Sister Jovita became the Director of the CSM street ministry in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Last year, Sister Luke and other SCNs visited some Charity friends in Halifax and reconnected with Sister Jovita. While there, they talked about various ways to collaborate in the future. Sister Luke invited Sister Jovita to create and facilitate a reflection day for the SCN volunteers. This invitation came to life on April 1st at Nazareth, Kentucky,. The day was entitled: "Hospitality Is More Than A Cup cup of tea." Fifty two local volunteers attended the event and it proved to be a success.
Out of this experience, plans are being made for another "Border Crossing." Volunteers will travel to Nova Scotia and work in the street ministry with Sister Jovita.