Mary’s Shelter celebrates decade serving homeless pregnant women

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A 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser for Mary's Shelter - offering housing, support and love to homeless pregnant women in Fredericksburg - will be held Aug. 13 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, from 6 to 10 p.m.

The evening features a keynote talk by Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think tank promoting market-based solutions to poverty. Keiana During, a former resident of Mary's Shelter and mother of two, will share her story during the celebration, which includes dinner. Special guests include Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, archbishop of Boston; Father Donald J. Rooney, pastor of St. Bernadette Church in Springfield; and David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life.

To register

Go to or call 540/374-3407.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016