Shared by: Mary Nell Williams, Vice President, North Central Region
One of the ministries that the Ladies of Charity Indianapolis support is the St. Vincent House, Indianapolis. It is a house of hospitality sponsored by St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. It is a 20-bedroom house built by generous donors from the community and some well-known public figures. It stands on the same property that the Daughters of Charity house stood on prior to their leaving Indianapolis in July, 2014. It is 1½ years old and is open to those families and patients at St. Vincent who live at least 25 miles away from the hospital. A social worker evaluates their crisis situation and refers them for overnight housing. Our group cooked and hosted a Thanksgiving dinner there at the house. We had some very needy families and a couple of children who were also patients receiving treatment. Connor, a young boy in one of our pictures, made the experience all worth it for us. He said that the turkey was the best he had ever had. Other family members were so thankful in part because they thought they would not be having a Thanksgiving dinner this year due to their or their loved one’s health concerns. There were very serious medical situations for all of these guests. We were so happy to bring a little joy in the midst of such suffering.
Ladies of Charity, Indianapolis
November 19, 2018