The Little Sisters of the Poor have a rich history of caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the needy elderly. We have been blessed over the years with many opportunities to serve the aged as we walk together with Christ.
Times and needs have changed since the Little Sisters first opened St. Martin’s on Valley Street in 1869 followed by a move to Catonsville in 1969. But what hasn’t changed is the Sisters devotion to the elderly and their desire to provide the highest quality care to the elderly.
Our $25 million campaign, Caring Today, Building Tomorrow, was necessitated because major elements of our Home’s infrastructure were functioning inadequately and were not in compliance with current Life Safety Code standards. Ongoing maintenance to inefficient and obsolete systems was unmanageable.
Phases I and II of our campaign saw the completion of our assisted living cottage and two skilled-nursing cottages, along with the renovation of the convent and chapel. We added additional space for our postulants who spend six months at St. Martin’s caring for the Residents prior to entering the novitiate in New York.
Phase III included reconstructing our offices and our physical therapy area. The first thing visitors to St. Martin’s will see is the central Main Street which occupies the core area between the two first floor courtyards and includes spaces for dining, a library and computer area, a hobby room, a beauty salon and ample space for socialization.
Lastly, our Phase IV will provide additional apartments for low-income elderly Residents who live independently.
There are not many opportunities we have in life to give to something that will last for many years to come and bring the elderly closer to God. Yet we have that opportunity to assist the Little Sisters of the Poor continue serving the needy elderly. Please give to our Caring Today, Building Tomorrow campaign and help us to realize our dream for the future.