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Home at the Assisi House

Laughter echoed in the newly-renovated gathering room at the Assisi House, and the smell of cinnamon lingered in the air. On a recent Wednesday in March, Sisters at the retirement convent for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, were making "Irish potatoes" — a traditional Philadelphia confection. Wearing plastic gloves, the Sisters carefully rolled the coconut [...]

April 13th, 2016|

SOAR! grant gives Sisters a lift

Thanks to a 2015 grant from SOAR!, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery in St. Paul, Minnesota were able to purchase equipment to help aging Sisters stand safely and securely. Ten Sisters live in the healthcare center at the Monastery and some require assistance getting out of bed or standing up from a chair. The new Smart [...]

January 29th, 2016|

New showers answer need at Abbey

Thanks to a grant from SOAR!, St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, were finally able to fix a leak and restore two handicap showers.

December 1st, 2015|

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