Care of the Elderly and Deprived
"There must be a growing conviction that a fully human civilization shows respect and love for the elderly, so that despite their diminishing strength they feel a vital part of society." Pope John Paul II - Letter to the Elderly
Mother Mary Josephine, our Foundress, recognized another great need facing the Church, the care of the elderly and deprived in a society that no longer sees them as necessary but rather a burden. To care for the spiritual and physical needs of these children of God so forgotten and ignored, Mother Mary Josephine opened Marian Residence Retirement Home in 1986. The Home provides the elderly with a Catholic environment wherein they may practice their Faith by receiving the sacraments, and have the opportunity to grow in that same Faith through the love and care of the sisters.
Today Marian Residence is home to over fifty senior citizens, who benefit spiritually, socially and physically from the care they receive from the sisters and other dedicated staff and volunteers. In 1995 a new retirement home was constructed and a new wing was later added in 1999.