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A dose of hope: Vaccine reaches frontline workers, clients

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  

A dose of hope: Vaccine reaches frontline workers, clients 2021-01-07T14:52:30-05:00

Love and Compassion in Service

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 [...]

Love and Compassion in Service 2020-10-12T13:04:13-04:00

A Message from the CSS Director of Developmental Programs

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 [...]

A Message from the CSS Director of Developmental Programs 2020-08-11T11:00:10-04:00

Thanks to our staff for all they do!

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 [...]

Thanks to our staff for all they do! 2020-05-18T13:40:04-04:00

“There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.”

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 [...]

“There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” 2019-12-10T14:53:47-05:00

Love and Compassion in Services

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 [...]

Love and Compassion in Services 2019-09-09T15:32:54-04:00

Journey with Compassion

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 [...]

Journey with Compassion 2019-05-24T11:37:49-04:00

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, May 2, 2019 was Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Our Communities were honored to host Elaine Culberston (pictured on left), Executive Director of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants.  On this special memorial day, we learned of the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World [...]

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019-05-09T15:14:30-04:00

AGAPE – Unconditional Love

There is no greater LOVE than the love GOD has for each and every one of us. As I often reflect on the many blessings God has bestowed upon me and my family, I have come to realize that most of the time, He has done so through connecting me with individuals with disabilities. [...]

AGAPE – Unconditional Love 2019-02-20T11:04:03-05:00
The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence.