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“The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of those who encounter Jesus.
A joy ever new. A joy that is shared.” Pope Francis
Regional Headquarters: Holy Rosary Sisters, 741 Polo Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Regional Leader: Sister Helena McNeill. Telephone: 00 1 610 520 1976 Email: email@example.com
Development Office: Telephone: 00 1 610 520 1631 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also: Holy Rosary Sisters, 205 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 Telephone: 00 1 610 896 1786
When the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary were founded by Bishop Joseph Shanahan CSSp in 1924, one of the founding members was Sister Philomena Fox from Philadelphia. But the first Holy Rosary foundation in the US was not until 1951, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Since then, US and Canadian born Holy Rosary Sisters have spent their lives on mission in Africa and Brazil, and through our fund-raising the extraordinary generosity of the American people has continued to support our mission.
The US is the home region for American and Canadian sisters, and it is where they come home to when it is time to retire. Here they continue their mission through prayer and participation in various ministries in the diocese and community.
On March 19th 2016 Archbishop Charles Chaput, celebrated the 19th Cultural Heritage Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul. This Mass was for all immigrant Catholics within the Archdiocese. Thirty countries processed into the Cathedral carrying their banners and all wearing traditional attire from their home countries. We had 8 choirs, and Scripture Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were given in 16 languages.
“The Cathedral was filled with people, Native Americans, Africans, Asians, Europeans, and South Americans, blending all shades of color, a symbolic witness of unity in diversity. It just gets better and bigger every year!” Sister Florence Enechukwu, Co-ordinator for the African Catholic Apostolate in the Archdiocese, is seen above in the pictures with her many friends.
Dawn’s Place: Safe Support, new beginnings
Dawn’s Place was named in honour of a prostitute who was murdered in Camden, New Jersey.
The name was created from the hope of a new day “dawning” for women who have been victimized by commercial sexual exploitation.
Address: Sister Florence Enechukwu, St Ignatius Parish, 363N 43rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19104.
Telephone: 215 386 5064