You are a lifeline.
You help aging religious to continue to work and minister in their community.
Mobility issues affect many people as they age — including consecrated religious.
- Traditionally, Catholic Sisters, Brothers and religious order Priests—known collectively as women and men religious—worked for small stipends. Today, many religious communities do not have adequate retirement savings.
- SOAR! distributes grants to religious communities across the country to address immediate and practical needs and ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of aging religious.
- These grants include accessibility upgrades to decades-old monasteries and convents, such as automatic doors, stair lifts and handrails, or wheelchair accessible vans to allow religious to travel safely to doctor’s appointments or visit with family and friends.
- These simple improvements are lifelines for aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests. The joy they experience in being active members of their communities is priceless.