Sister Miriam Maclean is the Director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. She has a Phd from the University of Michigan and is a licensed Social Worker. She is a former resident of Lake Charles who made her way back to Southwest Louisiana in 2018 just in time for a pandemic, two hurricanes, an ice storm, and recent flooding, but somehow could not be stopped. She was instrumental in expanding the facility to which she is assigned and also purchased a refrigerated truck to deliver food items to outlying parishes. A truck she named “Big Joe” because of her deep affection for St. Joseph.
She turned a room into a chapel where mass is said throughout the month for the staff and volunteers and expanded food distributions to a five parish area serving over 700 families each month.
Her favorite bible verse is Psalm 9:18 “But God will never forget the needy, the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”
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