SOAR! is pleased to announce the 2012 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Honorees are the Reverend William D. Byrne, Sister Deirdre Byrne, MD, POSC, and Mr. Michael Maron, CEO of Holy Name Medical Center.
At the February meeting of the SOAR! board of directors, members approved grantsfor a total of almost $1 million to 62 religious congregations of women and men in 17 states. These grants will benefit over 3,500 women and men religious at a median age of 77.
SOAR! is pleased to announce its 2012 grant awardees!
A full list of SOAR!’s 2011 grant awardees is available as a PDF document. Click above to access the link.
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.