Over $20K given to the Felician Sisters Support Fund
The Felician Sisters of Livonia have been an integral part of providing healthcare, education and faith in the local community for 85 years. Their convent, which housed 56 sisters prior to the pandemic, has been devastated by COVID-19.
Angela Moloney, President and CEO of the Catholic Foundation and an alumna of Madonna University, was deeply moved by a sense of profound loss for the Felician community and the impact of losing so many sisters so quickly. She felt called to respond and invite others to join her in creating a fund to support the sisters.
So far, over $20,000 has been distributed to the sisters through the kind generosity of over 800 donations from supporters in 35 states and four countries.
What an outstanding outpouring of love! We have been overjoyed, but not surprised, by the outstanding response of support from the greater community for the Felician sisters in Livonia, around the country and across the globe!
These contributions honor, aid and support the Felician sisters of Livonia. The immediate needs that have been identified for the Livonia community are burial expenses and care for the sisters.
On August 5, Angela Moloney, President and CEO of the Catholic Foundation of Michigan, had the special privilege to deliver the first generous installment of gifts, prayers, notes, treats and checks to show support. We invite you to view a short video of the afternoon:
Sr. Mary Christopher Moore, provincial minister of the Felician Sisters of North America, is grateful for the fund but most of all for the tributes to the sisters. “This outpouring of love and support in our hour of need is God’s Providence in action,” she said. “We are humbled by the generous spirit of the Catholic Foundation of Michigan that has embraced our sisters during these unprecedented times.”
You can still give to the fund. Supporters are encouraged to share a story of a sister who has had an impact on them. These stories are being collected and shared with the Livonia community.
We are especially grateful to our Fund Champions, who have made a gift of $1,000 or more:
|Alliance Catholic Foundation||Bank of America||Brighton Vision Center|
|Busch’s Fresh Food Market||Celani Family Foundation Inc.||Community Financial Credit Union|
|Fidelity Charitable||Marywood Nursing Center||Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan|
|Michigan Nurses Foundation||Mr. John Bassick||Mr. James and Mrs. Susan Buda|
|Mr. Joe Eisenhauer||Ms. Catherine Hartley||Mr. Stephen Clay Hunter|
|Mr. Gordon Kenel||Mr. Terry Lemerond||Ms. Mary Lennox|
|Mr. David McCalpin||The Moloney Family||Mr. James and Mrs. Linda Warzyniec|
|Ms. Jacqueline Ann Primeau||Mr. James Tetreault||The T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving|
|Ms. M.E. Woodbeck|