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The purpose of the Good News is to further the Gospel mission of the sisters by sharing the good news of the congregation with our friends, family, companions, and sisters. Through this publication we share the charism of the congregation and invite others to become involved in our mission.
Good News is published three times a year (spring, summer, winter) by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. We welcome your feedback.
Light Amidst Darkness: Offering Hope to Asylum Seekers – Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) in Baltimore, Maryland, helps those seeking asylum to rebuild their lives and their spirits by providing transitional housing, community, and other supportive services. Sister Anne Patrice Hefner works closely with the women at the center and offers hope and support. In addition, she developed the volunteer program and helps wherever needed. READ
**Note – There was an omission in this article. The Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart were also one of the eight founding congregations of the Asylee Women Enterprise. They currently have six women living with them in Towson, Maryland.
Providing Meals and So Much More – St. Francis Inn – Sister Leslie Birks, along with all the other staff and volunteers at St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia, work tirelessly to feed those who are poor. However, that means more than just providing meals. It means feeding the person’s soul, treating them with dignity, and offering other services that provide a hand-up in life—building relationships that build community. READ
Read a feature article from past issues of Good News
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