Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Do not sign the petition! 
Historic Mater Dolorosa is at risk. 
Dear Neighbors, 

For nearly 100 years, the Passionists have welcomed the people 
of Sierra Madre to our home at Mater Dolorosa Passionist 
Retreat Center. The community has attended our retreats and 
the programs at our facility, and most recently in response to 
the pandemic, we worked with the City to use our kitchens 
for a food ministry that delivers meals to the elderly and those 
in need. 

I am saddened to learn of a ballot initiative petition being 
circulated by some residents in Sierra Madre. These residents 
believe they can stop new homes from being built by unjustly 
restricting Mater Dolorosa’s property rights, which would 
negatively impact the future of our ministries. Whatever their 
intentions may be, that is what their initiative actually does. It 
changes City law and makes our retreat facilities become “nonconforming 
uses.” The proposed initiative would make it 
nearly impossible to ensure our property can serve future 

Please help us stop this injustice to Mater Dolorosa and the 
people we serve. Please do not sign the ballot initiative petition. 


Fr. Mike Higgins C.P. 
Passionists of Holy Cross Province 

“This misguided 
threatens the 
future of our 

Father Mike Higgins C.P. 

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