By Joanne Fox, Catholic News Service
Franciscan Sister Gwen Hennessey, director of Clare Guest House, puts a different spin on the ‘What would Jesus do?’ slogan. ‘I think what we provide is what Jesus would do,’ said Sister Gwen, who directs the transitional home for women released from prison. Clare Guest House began as an initiative of the Sioux City Multicultural Neighborhood Project, a ministry approved by the Sisters of St Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, in 1998. Its mission was to respond to the needs of poor women and children, collaborate in the development of neighborhood communities and serve as an outreach to Spanish-speaking immigrants.