LCWR Condemns Killing of George Floyd

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened. The continued killing of black men and women; the constant harassment of people of color; and the denial of the rights and dignity of our African American neighbors must end now. Racism is America’s original sin. It is a virus every bit as…

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In The Middle of the Night…

During Eucharistic Adoration or Mass…                    During a prayerful presentation…                              While meditating or contemplating our peaceful grounds… The fire alarm bells begin and disrupt the peace, silence, prayer, and sleep!  Has this ever happened to you at St. Raphaela Center?  A false alarm!  The Handmaids are pleased to announce that with the help of St. Raphaela Center friends and donors and the Connelly Foundation, a new fire security system has been installed, tested and approved.  We are grateful to continue providing a safe, warm, peaceful and welcoming environment to all our guests.  Sleep well!

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Glory to God in the highest!

My precious Lord, Jesus, I adore You with profound love and rejoice in the celebration of Your birth. Your love for us is unfathomable, it is glorious transforming, awe-inspiring, and deeply personal. You chose to come and dwell among us, Yet Your mother knew whom she bore, Her heart was filled with the tenderest love being born into poverty, rejection and humility. Help me, dear Lord. as she adored her Child and her God. Invite me to adore You with St. Joseph and the poor shepherds. Reveal to me the glorious power of Your birth and change my life on…

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Remembering Sr. Mary Ann Craig, acj

          With deep sadness, the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus announce the passing of Sister Mary Ann Craig, a member of the Handmaid community for more than fifty years, on August 25, 2018.  She was 79 years of age.  Sister Mary Ann was born in Phila., PA and was from St. Agatha’s parish. She was a graduate of St. Leonard’s Academy High School and Rosemont College.  Her Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday August 28th, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Raphaela Center C   hapel, 616 Cooperstown Rd., Haverford, PA 19041. Relatives and friends are…

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