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An aging Sister returns home after a hospital stay; her congregation cannot afford the specialized bed to ensure her safety. Elderly Sisters evacuate after a fire breaks out in their convent. Life brings with it unexpected costs and religious life is no exception.

With your help, congregations facing emergencies can turn to SOAR! for immediate assistance.

Almost every request we receive has a degree of urgency, but there are times when help is needed right away — and there is nowhere else to turn.

We hope to raise $100,000 earmarked especially for SOAR!’s emergency fund by December 31, 2016. Your most generous gift today, no matter the size, will make sure that SOAR! is prepared to answer these most urgent needs when they arise. Will you help us be there for our aging religious?

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Benedectine Sisters at Benet Hill Monastery

Benedectine Sisters at Benet Hill Monastery

A New Sense of Security

On an ordinary day in April, the Benedictine Sisters at Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, Colorado, woke to discover their home had been broken into the night before. Cash was taken from the monastery offices. The offices are right next to the living area where the oldest and frailest Sisters reside. …

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Benedectine Sisters of Pittsburgh

Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh

A Community Safeguard

Most of the 47 women who live at the monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh in Bakerstown, Pa., are retired or elderly. Despite the congregation’s best efforts, one Sister with dementia managed to evade alarms and left the monastery during the night on several occasions. …

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Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate

Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate

Keeping Sisters Safe and Warm

In December 2015, the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate in Monroe, New York received a shock. During a routine check of the oil level inside the Sisters’ underground, 54-year-old oil tank, a pipe broke off, rendering it useless. Because of the age of the tank, the Sisters knew that replacing it was their only option. …

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Sister Mary John Thomas, OSB

Sister Mary John Thomas, OSB

Sister Mary John Thomas often speaks of the gratitude in her heart whenever she describes her Benet Hill community, the elderly she has ministered to or the children she taught many years ago. Mary John was born Dolores Thomas in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1932 …

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Sister Evelyn Dettling, OSB

Sister Evelyn Dettling, OSB

“I really believe being here is the easiest way to live the joy of the Gospel that I know,” said Sister Evelyn Dettling, OSB, on a recent Thursday at the Education & Community Center of St. Athanasius Parish in Westview, Pennsylvania. …

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Sister Mary Frances, PVMI

Sister Mary Frances, PVMI

Religious life is the story of God’s romance with souls. The fact is that I always pictured having my own family. I was going to rear the perfect family. God had other plans. When I heard His voice, it was like none other.

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