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From the Columbus Dispatch

Doreen Lehman was overcome as she looked at the thousands of white ribbons knotted onto fishing line, woven in fences and wrapped around railings.

Each ribbon held a prayer, a hope, a wish from someone who had visited the Undoing the Knots grotto, an art installation outside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.


Editorial from Al Dia News

This Monday — amid street merchants hawking pope t-shirts, storefronts replete with bobblehead versions of the same, and a city girding itself with hundreds of porta-potties and worries, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation quietly renamed a new affordable housing development in Chinatown in honor of Pope Francis.


From CBS Philly: Pat Ciarrocchi sat down with Project HOME residents Cassandra, Lynette, Sam, and Peggy to discuss the struggles and hopes that informed their knots - part of an art project inspired by Pope Francis' favorite painting, Mary, Undoer of Knots - which will join with many more to form a papal stole.


From the Philadelphia Daily News

THROUGHOUT THE DAY, hundreds of pilgrims from the World Meeting of Families made their way to the Knotted Grotto, beside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, to write their prayers on strips of cloth and add them to the 40,000 already tied there, stirring gently in the breeze.


From the Philadelphia Inquirer

The stole is a priestly garment in Catholic practice. It is worn to signal that God's grace is being poured forth. It welcomes the infant to the baptismal font and sends the elderly on their final journey home. It is donned hastily on the battlefield to apply the balm of forgiveness and mercy, and carefully in preparation for preaching the word and distributing the Eucharist.


From the Huffington Post

A little over a year ago, Sister Mary Scullion received an unexpected call from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The church, she was told, was making plans for the World Meeting of Families -- the international Catholic festival that Pope Francis will visit in the city this week -- and they needed her help.

Francis House of Peace

Project HOME announced final plans for its newest affordable housing development in Philadelphia, located in Chinatown at 810 Arch Street when it officially unveiled the name of the site – “Francis House of Peace.”  The name honors Pope Francis and his commitment to improve conditions for those who live in poverty.

The dedication ceremony with the partners, lead donors and residents took place on Monday, September 21, 2015. Project HOME also announced plans for its completion in early November 2015.


From 6ABC:

A nationally recognized advocate for the homeless is just one of the many of local people who are in Washington, D.C. for Pope Francis' first stop on his trip to the United States.

Sister Mary Scullion, of Philadelphia's Project HOME, was personally invited by the White House to be among 1,000 guests on the South Lawn to greet the pope Wednesday morning.


Via the Courier-Post:

A South Jersey retailer is donating $20,000 in new clothing to Project HOME, a Philadelphia nonprofit dedicated to fighting homelessness.


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