Many months of intricate and loving effort by many people came to fruition on May 20, 2017. This is the day on which the St. Augustine Guild had an historical marker unveiled in honor of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Guild marks its beginning from the move from East Vermont Street to West 86 Street in 1967, and is proudly celebrating 50 years with many festivities and with this historical occasion. Federal and State representatives wrote tributes to the Sisters, as did Cardinal Joseph Tobin, now of Newark, New Jersey. Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office declared the day “Little Sisters of the Poor Day” to mark the occasion.
Many thanks to the Guild of St. Augustine Home for their leadership, dedication, and work on this event. Thanks also to the Residents, volunteers, friends, neigbors, and the neighborhood association for their support, and to Costco, who provided water and cookies for the onlookers. Thanks also to St. Swithun, who held off the driving rain that began as our last Resident boarded the bus for home.
To see a video of the event, click here.
For an interview by Indianapolis Catholic Radio, 89.1/90.9 click here.