The 37th Annual SOAR (Support Our Aging Religious) Awards Dinner was held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at the New York Athletic Club, NYC. This annual dinner celebrates Religious Life and Benefits Aging and Infirm Religious. Three awards are given annually at the dinner: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award to Tania Tetlow – President, Fordham University; the Father Victor Yanitelli Award to Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ and the Rita Hofbauer Grant to the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of the Sacred Stigmata of Saint Francis. Congratulations to the award winners.
Brother Peter Zawot, Brother Ed Bergeron and Mr. Kevin Brewer (Director of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers Foundation) attended the dinner. The Province has been blessed to be recipients of many SOAR grants over the years, which have helped a number of communities adapt and modify residences to accommodate our aging brothers. The PLT is grateful and appreciative of all that SOAR does for those in religious life.