We are an intergenerational community of 28 religious women ranging in age from 30 to 93 years in age. In order to support our aging sisters in their continued ministry and participation in the community, we need a wheelchair accessible van. We have applied for a grant to cover 60% of the cost and are waiting to hear back with much hope! A wheelchair accessible van will allow us to:

  • ensure safety and well-being by transporting Sisters in the safest way possible to Mass, CVS, Boscov’s and needed medical appointments
  • strengthen our community by bringing those who live at Saint Joseph Villa to the St. Raphaela Center for community gatherings, holiday meals, and days of retreat and continued mentorship of younger sisters
  • cultivate hope in our aging sisters by seeing that continued mobility is possible and transportation can be comfortable

DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wheelchair-accessible-van-for-sisters

As Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we are an international vibrant community, with a particular charism of reparation through education, service, and spiritual direction. Through our ministries, we create space to empower, uplift and heal hearts, believing that all people are created for wholeness and fullness of life.

Thank you, immensely, for your generous spirit. Be assured of our prayers for you and your family this holiday season. Our homes in Haverford, Wyncote, St. Louis and Athens are always open to you!

May you heart be filled with God’s love for you,

Lyan Tri, aci