BVM Remembered for Love of Community

The legacy of Therese Jacobs, BVM (Therese Carmelle) lives on as a young couple in Jackson, Miss., recently moved into a new home built in her honor. A Catholic community of volunteers in three counties in Jackson are helping to transform neighborhoods and provide homes for families to work, live and grow in as they partner with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area.

This year, the 2017 Catholic Build House was constructed in memory of Therese, who was a longtime supporter and advocate of Catholic Build and Habit for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. Therese served as pastoral minister for nearly two decades at St. Richard Parish in Jackson, Miss.

In an article Oct. 14 in the Mississippi Catholic, fellow parish member and longtime Catholic Build volunteer Raymond Barry says, “Sister Therese was a woman with a vivacious nature, energy and enthusiasm for her work, community, love of life, and her love of God. The spirit of giving and love of life and God demonstrated by the Catholic Build volunteers is a wonderful way to remember and honor Sister Therese.”

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