When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
Dignity is defined as a sense of pride in yourself, the state or quality of being worthy of honor and respect.
After months of pandemic, staff and residents of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services developmental divisions programs began receiving the first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The jabs prompted tears of joy and a renewed sense of hope in the fight against the deadly disease. https://www.youtube.com/embed/EAtOviBv71Y
Celebrating 60 years of faith-based life and service together! Click here to read the Don Guanella Anniversary book.
In our challenging, stressful world, praise is often showered on self-promoters, even at the cost of diminishing the dignity of others. Maybe we’ve become numb to it. The line between our true reality and reality TV has become blurred by social media, ‘Selfies’, crass divisiveness and wealth accumulation, all celebrated over acts of com-passion for [...]
Those of us of a certain age have dutifully read in college the brilliant novel, The Plague, by Albert Camus. Considered by critics to be one of the best literary works of the second half of the 20th century, the book describes the onset and spread of a fictional bubonic plague in an Algerian [...]
This beautiful expression of appreciation was made one of our youngest supporters! She made this poster for staff after she learned why Direct Support Professionals and Nurses, etc. all have to come to work no matter what. We thank all of our staff for continuing to provide loving care for our vulnerable men and [...]
There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness … this is true for me in everyday life. Some people think that these virtues are a sign of weakness, but for those of us who do this work, we know that compassion, empathy and forgiveness are the way to [...]
SIMPLICITY, PATIENCE, COMPASSION ...these three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu The simplicity of trees standing still and remaining strong, knowing that God will provide their needs for nourishment. The patience the tree must have to wait during a long interval without rain … yet the compassion to still find the strength to provide [...]
This years Rooted in Mission theme is Journey with Compassion - chosen to shed light upon this aspect of our mission and help us to reflect together on how our work on behalf of persons with disabilities is a sacred calling, a vocation to ministry. “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in [...]