[NEWS] Scullion: prayers will warm the homeless
The ribbons inscribed with prayer intentions that were tied to the Knotted Grotto outside the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul will have a new use.
Sister Mary Scullion, president of Project HOME, announced Wednesday that the fabric strips will be used as insulation for a new Project HOME property at 2415 N. Broad St. that will provide housing for the homeless. A section of wall in which the ribbons will be placed will be made of glass so that the prayer intentions are still visible.
Scullion, who served as co-chair of the World Meeting of Families Hunger and Homelessness Committee, also announced that the Francis Fund, which was formed to help alleviate poverty in Philadelphia and Camden, raised more than $1.4 million. The money will go to a number of organizations, including the Salvation Army, St. Francis Inn Ministries and Klienlife.