Ellen Buelow is a retired teacher who enthusiastically gives back to her community in Albuquerque, N.M. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a BS in Education and has several masters degrees in education. She taught in Ohio, New Mexico and Colorado.

Ellen has three daughters and her husband, Larry volunteered with her at Catholic Charities. As a Bread for the World member and the advocacy chair for the Interfaith Hunger Coalition she joins others to solve food insecurity in New Mexico. Over several years the Interfaith Hunger Coalition helped craft the 2021 Food, Hunger and Agriculture Bill. As a Bread for the World member, Ellen and other advocates presented Zoom workshops to NM’s three congressional districts to give testimony to NM’s legislative committees about this bill.

Ellen has volunteered with Catholic Charities in the archdiocese of Santa Fe since 2006. She enjoys working with refugee youth and their families. Ellen was Catholic Charities’ volunteer of the year in 2012.  Her faith community is Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.   



July 25, 2021

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What does Jesus’ crowd have in common with our refugees? Did they want to flee the oppressive Roman rule of Israel? Did they struggle to feed their families?

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