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Sharing Our Stories: Father James Martin

Father James Martin, SJ shared for our newsletter why he supports aging religious…

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Setting summer sun

A Prayer for Summer

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth; break into song; sing praise. — Ps. 98:4

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Sister St. Joseph Brennion, OSF

Sr. St. Joseph Brennion reflects on her “long, rich tramp with the Lord.”

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Sister Eileen Houlihan

SOAR! grants helps IHM Sisters lend an ear

“It was awful not to be able to hear, but now that’s over with,” Sister Eileen Houlihan said.

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Sisters singing in a choir

Sister Marie Beha, OSC

When asked about her life as a Poor Clare, Sister Marie says, “It is a joy living with other women called to the same dedication.”

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Sr. Judith Thaddeus Piszyk

Sister Judith Thaddeus Piszyk, OSBM

Now 87, Sister Judith Thaddeus brings a smile to everyone’s face with her cheerfulness and humor.

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Sisters work on a jigsaw puzzle.

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…

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SOAR! display at DC dinner

SOAR! on the road

Raising awareness is an important part of our mission here at SOAR! This year, we are excited to exhibit at a number of events across the country.

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Father Hull

Father Frank Hull, SSJ

At 92, Father Frank Hull, SSJ is a man with a mission.

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Sister Rita Kane at a buffet station

Sister Rita Kane, SSJ

98 year young Sister Rita Kane, SSJ, shares her story and wisdom.

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