SOAR! held its 25th Anniversary Gala Award Dinner on Friday, 4 November 2011, at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. SOAR! was pleased to honor Mrs. Mary Jane Cullen with the 2011 Elizabeth Ann Seton Award.
SOAR! held its 25th Annual SOAR! Award Dinner on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, at the New York Athletic Club in New York, N.Y. SOAR! was pleased to honor Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan with the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, and Sr. Rose Bernadette Gallagher, MM received the Father Victor Yanitelli, SJ Award.
SOAR! extends our sympathy to the Williams family on the death of Donald H. Williams. Don was among the group of Catholics who convened a working session to respond to the recent news report of the financial crisis facing retired men and women religious.
John Fialka’s 1986 column from the Wall Street Journal that inspired phone calls, letters, and the beginnings of SOAR!.
John Fialka talks about how SOAR! began, how we got our name, and his hope for the future of religious life.
In an interview on the Catholic television network, EWTN, SOAR! Co-founder John Fialka was interviewed about the work of SOAR! and the stories of religious sisters and brothers, and their influence.
SOAR! held its 24th Annual SOAR! Award Dinner on Friday, 5 November 2010, at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. SOAR! was pleased to honor Paul and Jill McNamara with the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia from Bristow, Virginia received the Rita A. Hofbauer Award.
On Wednesday, 6 October 2010, at the Union League Club, New York, NY SOAR! honored Sister Francis Raftery, SC with the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR received the Father Victor Yanitelli, SJ Award.
Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM, is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is thrilled to be a part of SOAR! as its President and is committed to the mission of SOAR! and helping aging religious.
Sister Francis Raftery and Father Benedict J. Groeschel will be the honorees at the 24th annual benefit dinner for Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!). The dinner will take place at The Union League Club in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 beginning at 6pm. The dinner benefits the frail and elderly religious through grants for everything from life saving medical equipment to repair and construction costs.