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1st December
2010
written by Anna Blasco

This week, the homeless assistance community lost one our truest and most steadfast advocates for ending homelessness: Sister Mary Ann Luby.

Her influence in the field and passion for the cause was second to none – and all of the existing champions for ending homelessness stand on her shoulders. For 27 years Sister Mary Ann worked to increase awareness about the issue and advocate for solutions right on the front lines.

As the director of Rachael’s Women’s Center and an outreach worker at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless since the clinic’s very inception, Sister Mary Ann was a D.C. institution.

Patty Mullahy Fugere, Executive Director of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, rightly calls on us to honor her legacy by fulfilling her mission: “At every turn, she has challenged us to be faithful to the people whom we serve. To honor all that she was and all that she taught us, we must redouble our efforts in these challenging days and continue to push forward toward building a just and inclusive community.”

Sister Mary Ann succumbed to a battle with cancer and passed in her home on Monday, Nov. 29.

A more detailed notice of her passing in available in the Washington Post.

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