On Sunday, February 24, our very own Sister Loretto Healy, received her sash signifying her role as Honorary Grand Marshal for the 2013 Baltimore St. Patrick Parade. The Installation Mass was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Most Reverend Denis J. Madden, D.D., V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, was celebrant.
Sister Loretto, born in County Tipperary, said it is an honor to be wearing the sash while representing the Little Sisters of the Poor. Sister has been in the United States for 45 years but has close family members in Ireland. She stated Americans really enjoy St. Patrick Day and is looking forward to the parade and celebration!
The Little Sisters have developed a special relationship with the Irish Community and The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick who, upon their founding in Baltimore, selected the Little Sisters of the Poor as their major charity. The Friendly Sons host an annual Christmas Party along with a summer Crabfest for Residents at St. Martin’s Home. Donations from the Friendly Sons have purchased a begging van, supported the capital campaign for the renovation of the Home and help with many other projects.
Sister Loretto, Resident Harry Banahan (a founding member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick) and Sister Rosemary will be leading the parade – one of the oldest St. Patrick parades in the country!
Residents will be riding in our bus with Mother Alice. Many of the Sisters will be walking the parade route with friends! All are welcome to join us! Please see details on our web page or call 410.744.9367 x 126.