A new ministry in Freeport, Illinois will serve as a home of renewal, hope and dignity for women. To make it a reality, we need your help.

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, also known as “The Sisters of IHM” or “The Blue Nuns,” are transforming the huge Saint Francis School building into the Madonna Renewal Center, a safe haven for adult pregnant women and their infants. Here, women who face unplanned motherhood and need support will encounter and embrace a new future.

To accomplish this mission, the Sisters of IHM will need financial, volunteer and prayer support. Please click on the link below to find out how you can help.


Another Successful Spaghetti Dinner Event held on February 13, 2018.

We are very grateful to God for the Success of this event. To our gracious donors, we pray that God reward your generosity. Our Lord Jesus Christ will forever bless our amazing Volunteers for their sacrifices that made the event possible. We are blessed to have all our wonderful friends from our local community areas of Freeport, Shannon, Pearl City, Lanark, Mt Carroll and other surrounding cities. The turnout was great. You all helped us to raise $ 3,483.63 for our 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner.


From Cannovas that prepared and donated Spaghetti and Sauce for the event, to

Ev Bouray’s Special Salad Dressing, to Samantha Stovall’s free Salad, to St. Mary’s Ladies Guild and St. Joseph Marian society’s desert, to St. Joseph-St. Mary Church secretaries ticket sales and our Church communities and Pastors that always welcome and promote our events at Masses and services.

To local business Gemorifics, Christensens Home town Realtors, Mary’s Mantle that promote and sell tickets for our events. To McDonalds for paper bags. To Ciminos for Styrofoam carry-out containers, and Arbys for Cardboard carry-out containers. To our friends from the McGivney Center Chicago that come all the way to support us with their presence and generous donations, and Kenosha Friend that is always there for us.

To Jane Lethlean who publicize our events in Newspaper article of the Journal Standard. To Shari Minert at Big Radio, who offer us free publicity through special Radio Interview.

To ALL our Volunteers and all who gave personal donations or bought tickets for the event. May God bless you all. It was a great evening of friendly relaxation as the lines continued to grow all through the evening. Each dime you contribute draws us closer to our goal. God bless and keep you all.

Learn How You Can Help

When I found out I was pregnant, I thought I had ruined my life. I had no idea I was on the road to redemption, not the road to ruin. All I could think of was the what-ifs. The one what-if I didn’t think of was “What if somebody cared enough to help?” Someone did, and it changed everything.


Before I came to MRC, I had already made almost every wrong choice a person could make. Now I not only make wise decisions, I know who I am, how to be happy and how to be a success. Our little family is at the beginning of a really wonderful journey.


Upcoming Events

September 17th | Freeport Il
Blue Nun Fun Run


Blue Nun Fun Run


8:00 AM – 5K Fun Run
9:00 AM – Kids/Family Fun Run/Obstacle Course

Entry Fee for 5K is $15 if registered by September 8, 2016 and $20 if registered after September 8, 2016. Kid’s 5K is $10 with registered adult. Kids Fun Run and obstacle course entry fee is $1.

On September 17th The Blue Nun Fun Run will begin and end at the trail head north of Freeport off Bypass 20. It is a 5K route. The course is mostly flat with some inclines and declines. A water station and first aid kit will be available.


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