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Sister Mary Scullion Roots and Branches

Sister Mary's Roots and Branches column appears quarterly in our News from HOME print newsletter. To subscribe, click here to provide your physical address.

Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-13) recognized Sister Mary Scullion on the floor of the House of Representatives for her work to end homelessness.

 

From: WHYY

A new facility is under construction in Center City Philadelphia that is designed as a bridge for homeless people who aren’t ready to go to a shelter.

Proceeds from a Monday morning fundraiser will help finance the project for helping homeless people move into shelters, transitional housing and jobs. It generated $850,000.

They’re transforming an 11,000 square foot former police station near Suburban Station into the new Hub of Hope.

 

From The Loquitur

To change one person’s life is no easy feat. But to change the lives of hundreds upon hundreds leaves an indelible mark left on a community.

David Brown and Michael Oliveri were both homeless for 25 and 15 years, respectively.

David Brown (left) and Michael Oliveri (right) at the Executive in Residence presentation. Photo by Hope Daluisio.
Brown began living on the streets at the age of 14.

Modern Hero recently produced a beautiful video giving insight into Sister Mary's devotion to people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty, the origins of Project HOME, and what we are doing today to end homelessness in Philadelphia for good. A must watch!

Sister Mary To Georgetown Grads: Begin  A "Revolution of Tenderness"

On Saturday, May 20, Sister Mary delivered the Georgetown College commencement address and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Georgetown University. In her speech (which will be broadcast live here) Sister Mary urged the graduates to pursue a "revolution of tenderness" by joining with those who are struggling and together forge a new path to economic inclusivity.

 

From Philadelphia Magazine:

When Sister Mary Scullion enters a room, it changes. Eyes soften and shift in her direction. Smiles spread. Eager hands reach to greet her. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput might have the last word when it comes to Catholicism in Philly, but there’s a good chance Sister Mary Scullion has impacted far more people than he or any other Catholic in the city.

 

From The Scranton Times-Tribune:

Like many graduation commencement speakers, Sister Mary Scullion urged the University of Scranton class of 2016 to go out and change their part of the world.

But the Philadelphia nun, named one of the world’s most influential people by TIME Magazine in 2009, speaks with great experience on that topic.

In our last blog post, we featured an excerpt from our Executive Director Sister Mary Scullion’s Keynote Address at the May 6 50th anniversary celebration of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.  Here is a second excerpt from that talk. (Part one may be found here.)

 

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