Join us again this year for our annual BLUE NUN FUN RUN!

August 12, 2023 @ 9:00AM — 2:30PM Central Time

St. Rita Catholic Church : 6254 Valley Knoll Dr Rockford, Illinois 61109


Dear Friends and Madonna Champions,

I am Sister Mary Nesta Ezeanya the new director of Madonna Renewal Center, a licensed clinical social worker and spiritual director. I obtained my master’s degree in social work from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, master’s degree in theology and graduate certificate in spiritual direction from St. Catherine’s University St. Paul, MN. I have worked in the areas of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, providing a holistic approach to individuals in need of hope and healing.

Inspired by St. Irenaeus who states that “The glory of God is (hu)man fully alive,” I am very eager to build the mission of Madonna Renewal Center of upholding human dignity and respect for life. I will achieve this through implementing the Madonna curriculum that aids a person acquire self-worth and have the motivation to work towards living a fulfilling life. It’s been five years since the official opening of the center. Her services to the community are made possible because of your generous heart, committed board members, volunteers that go extra miles, and community support.

Currently we have two expectant mothers in MRC. One is in her third month while the other is in her fifth month. Both have been so industrious that a volunteer took them out for ice cream. It is our goal to continue to make a difference in the lives of these courageous women that chose life. The community continues to donate items that women or persons in need know that they can come to collect at any time.

The Blue Nun Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday August 12, 2023, at St. Rita’s Church Rockford. The cost of a ticket is $40.00. Come join us to run for life. We would appreciate any assistance you can provide. With your help, we will continue to save lives by providing support and conducive environment for women in need of hope and healing. May God bless and reward you a hundredfold.

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Madonna Renewal Center – Blue Nun Fun Run

Registered Runners get a free T-Shirt and after-race snacks!


Raising money for Moms in need, and having fun doing it! You are very welcome to join us in our mission!


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