The Sister of Saint Joseph are helping refugees in the city. Here’s a note from one of the sisters leading the initiative here in Philadelphia, Sr Eileen McNally:
“We, the Sisters of St. Joseph have committed to providing transitional housing for refugees and asylum seekers. We currently have 10 men in a convent on Broad street. many of these men are from Africa and two from Afghanistan. We have two families that are living in what we call permanent housing- this is a family of five living in the St. Tim’s area and a mother and child down in South Phila where her family is located. We are in the process of opening St. Martin of Tours convent on the Oxford circle area. this is a 32 bedroom house that will be used for women and women with children. We are currently negotiating the Lease and the certificate of Occupancy with the city.”
CALL to ACTION >> Starting October 1st -31st, there will be a bin in the middle aisle at church where you can place ‘wish list’ items. These are items that can’t be purchase with food stamps, such as dish soap, laundry detergent, etc. View COMPLETE WISH LIST here.