On August 31, 2009, we opened our thirteenth foundation in the Province of the Immaculate Conception. More than 65 sisters from our province gathered at St. Veronica Parish in Philadelphia, PA for the opening Mass in thanksgiving for this new foundation. The main celebrant for the Mass was Fr. Joseph Logrip, the Vicar of North Philadelphia, with concelebrants: IVE Fathers Eduardo Coll, Alexis Moronta, Marcelo Lopresti, and Monsignor Frank Depman of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Three sisters have been assigned to this mission under the patronage of St. Katharine Drexel, one of Philadelphia’s own saints. Their apostolate will be teaching catechism for children, youth, and adults; visiting the sick and the homebound; leading groups for girls and youth; and organizing other activities which will help form and strength the spiritual life of the parish.

May our Blessed Mother obtain many graces for this mission at St. Veronica.