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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.


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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.


Via Asbury Park Press

Keep the Faith" famously sang Jon Bon Jovi.


Via CBS Philly

The pope’s visit to Philadelphia has brought together some unusual alliances. For example; a Catholic nun who works with the homeless and a Hollywood heartthrob who practices Buddhism.

Richard Gere’s new movie Time Out of Mind is a bit of a departure for People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” laureate. It’s about a homeless man wandering New York.


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