Holy Angels receives $25,000 Order of Malta grant
BELMONT — Holy Angels of Belmont has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Order of Malta, through its Charlotte delegation of the order's Federal Association.
The grant, awarded Nov. 14, will fund five mechanical lifts, used to safely lift and transport incapacitated residents.
Holy Angels is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy-South Central Community. Founded more than 55 years ago, Holy Angels operates residential facilities for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities, many of whom are medically fragile. Through innovative programs and services, Holy Angels provides " unconditional love and unlimited possibilities" for their 80 special needs residents, in an environment of spiritual, physical, educational, social and emotional support.
The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of Malta, otherwise known as the Order of Malta, is an international lay religious order of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1099, thus being the oldest extant order of chivalry in the world, it operates in more than 50 countries to serve the sick and the poor through its extensive spiritual and charitable activities.
Members are Catholic laymen (knights) and laywomen (dames), more than 30 of which are active in the Charlotte region of the order's Federal Association.
Pictured above: Regina Moody, Holy Angels President/CEO, is presented a $25,000 grant by (left) Jerry Schmitt, KM, Charlotte Regional Hospitaller of the Order, and Hans Lengers, KM, Board Chair of Holy Angels. Also pictured is Holy Angels resident Kayla Miller, happily observing the event. Kayla is in the type of mechanical lift being donated through this grant to continue to move residents safely at Holy Angels.
— James Turner
Obama nominates retired CRS president as U.S. ambassador to VaticanWASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama June 14 nominated Ken Hackett, retired president of Catholic Relief Services, to be U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. Obama's announcement about Hackett came late in the day, along with his nominees...
Criminal charges dismissed in Worcester bishop's drunk-driving caseWORCESTER, Mass. — Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester said he continues "to ask forgiveness" from the family, friends and "all the good people I serve" since his early May arrest on charges of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an...
Meeting on sex abuse expands reach, promoting global approachVATICAN CITY — Once representing only English-speaking countries, the Anglophone Conference on the Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults is going global. For the past several years, growing numbers of delegates from...