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Grant Awards: 2016

Read a press release about the SOAR! 2016 grant awards here.

Download the 2016 grant awards press release.


Subiaco Abbey
Upgrade hospital beds and mattresses


Sisters of Notre Dame of California
Thousand Oaks
Replace windows

We are happy to be able to begin the replacement of the windows of our provincial center (they are still the originals — the building was constructed in 1979!) and expect that not only will it help our elderly sisters to be more comfortable in their rooms but it will help us to be more energy-efficient in our resources. – Sr. M Anncarla Costello, SND, Provincial Superior, Sisters of Notre Dame

Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Purchase hi-low beds for elderly Sisters

Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament
Renovate bathrooms

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – San Francisco
San Francisco
Purchase special recliner chairs

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
Install ADA therapy pool-lift chair


Benet Hill Monastery
Colorado Springs
Install security system


Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church
Make refectory doors handicapped accessible


Sisters of the Living Word
Arlington Heights
Purchase new mattresses

The Congregation of the Passion, Holy Cross Province
Park Ridge
Purchase furniture for aging in place

Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Renovate bathrooms

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago
Purchase furniture and physical therapy equipment

Through your generosity and giving spirit, we are able to continue to care for our elder Sisters here at the monastery. This has made it possible for them to live among our religious community, in a manner fitting to the lives of prayer and service which they give over so many years. – Judith Murphy, OSB, Prioress, Benedictine Sisters of Chicago

Board member Fr. Manuel Williams, CR presents check to Sisters of the Holy Family

Board member Fr. Manuel Williams, CR presents a check to the Sisters of the Holy Family.


Sisters of St. Benedict
Install security system


Sisters of the Holy Family – New Orleans
New Orleans
Replace thermostats and update heating/ cooling system


Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
Silver Spring
Replace fan coil units in bedrooms

St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart (Josephites)
Purchase hospital beds

Atlantic Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
Purchase medical equipment

Board member John Matteo presents a check to the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.

Board member John Matteo presents a check to the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.


St. Joseph’s Abbey (Cistercian Abbey of Spencer)
Install infirmary fire alarm and sprinklers

Religious Venerini Sisters
Renovate bathroom

Sisters of St. Anne
Purchase medical lift and recliner chairs

Glastonbury Abbey (Benedictine Monks)
Replace flooring including some asbestos abatement

Cistercians of the Strict Observance
Purchase two-way radio system for infirmary staff

Daughters of St. Paul
Upgrade accessibility of dining room buffet area

As many more of our Sisters are coming to an age when a bit more assistance and home modification is needed, we hope to create environments that will enable them to be independent for as long as possible. But it is the generosity of people and organizations like SOAR! who are helping to make this a reality. – Sr. Margaret Moran, fsp, Provincial Treasurer, Daughters of St. Paul


Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province
St. Louis
Renovate bathroom

School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province
St. Louis
Renovate bathrooms


Sisters of Holy Cross
Purchase furniture for chapel

Bill Smith Congregation of the Passion Eastern Province 3

Board member Bill Smith presents a grant check to the Congregation of the Passion.



Medical Missionaries of Mary
City Island, Bronx
Replace windows and furnace

Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement
Purchase medical equipment and supplies

Congregation of the Passion (Eastern Province)
Rye Brook
Purchase electric scooters

We truly appreciate all of your effort to support our ministry and to foster the well-being of our elderly men. SOAR! has helped the Congregation of the Passion for many years and for this we are grateful. – Fr. Robert Joerger, CP, Provincial, Congregation of the Passion

Edmund Rice Christian Brothers
New Rochelle
Purchase and install a wheelchair elevator

Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary (Dominican Sisters of Sparkill)
Install emergency phones in elevators

The work that SOAR! does on behalf of consecrated religious men and women in this country is outstanding and so appreciated. Our Sisters will remember in prayer the kind donors who contributed to SOAR! to make this possible. – Sr. Mary Murray, OP, President, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill

Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk
Purchase refrigerator for infirmary and replace AC/heating units

Dominican Sisters of Amityville
Install handrails

Sisters of St. Joseph – Brentwood, New York
Purchase hospital beds

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet – Albany Province
Purchase shower chairs and lift chair

Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
Install safety upgrades for bathrooms

Sisters of Divine Compassion
White Plains
Install chair lift

Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate
Replace heating oil tank


Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
Install walk-in showers


Benedictine Sisters of Erie
Purchase electric lift chairs

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Renovate bathrooms

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary-Scranton
Replace flooring in infirmary

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Purchase hospital beds and bariatric chairs

Board member John Di Benedetto presents a check to the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart 

Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great – Fox Chase Manor
Fox Chase Manor
Make health care exam room and bathroom handicap accessible

Handmaids of the Sacred Heart
Replace flooring and renovate bathrooms

Canons Regular of Premontre
Renovate bathrooms

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Immaculata
Replace medication carts in infirmary

You mirror the love of Jesus as you “do for us what we could not do ourselves.”…We were in a situation that required the replacement of these carts. The existing ones were twenty years old and were completely inadequate for our current needs. So, your generous support has come at exactly the right time. – Sr. Lorraine McGrew, General Superior, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

St. Joseph Villa, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Install 55 handicap accessible toilets

Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern PA
Install personal wireless emergency call system


Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
San Antonio
Install new fire alarm and monitoring system


School Sisters of St. Francis – Milwaukee
Purchase lift and transfer devices

Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters
Purchase healthcare equipment

Read a press release about the SOAR! 2016 grant awards here.

Download the 2016 grant awards press release.

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