Lunches and cards are delivered to Brandywine at Wall Senior Living, Wall, which is where many Dominican Sister of Hope sisters call home.  Courtesy photo
Lunches and cards are delivered to Brandywine at Wall Senior Living, Wall, which is where many Dominican Sister of Hope sisters call home. Courtesy photo
The Dominican Sisters of Hope are not able to visit their fellow members in senior care facilities, so they're doing the next best thing – buying lunch for the health care workers who are caring for them.

The Dominican Sisters of Hope recently reached out to the employees at Brandywine at Wall Senior Living in Wall and the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, N.Y., both of which are homes to a number of Dominican Sisters of Hope. 

To respect social distancing, lunches and thank-you cards were dropped off at both facilities at a 6-foot distance while wearing masks.

"We wish that we could be with them and thank them in person, but this is the least we could do given the circumstances" said Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope leadership team. 

The lunches consisted of pizza and salad and were delivered over three days at the end of April to coincide with the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena on April 29th. In addition to being an appreciation of health care workers, the lunches were also a celebration of the legacy of Catherine of Siena, a Dominican who was named a Doctor of the Church 50 years ago this year. St. Catherine ministered to the sick in Siena during the plague in the 1300s. Along with lunch, the sisters delivered thank-you cards to the administrators at each facility.