Published November 11, 2013
ATLANTA—At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home in Atlanta, the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne provide care and comfort to patients with incurable cancer who cannot afford needed care.
Rose Hawthorne (Mother Mary Alphonsa), daughter of the famed novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, founded the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne community in 1900.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, founded nearly 75 ago, stands alongside Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Sisters are hosting a Vocation Day for women who are interested in learning more about religious life and the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.
The day will begin with Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a tour of the home, a visit with the sisters and the patients, lunch, and then an opportunity for questions and discussion.
The cancer home is located at 760 Pollard Boulevard, SW, Atlanta.
Those interested in attending the Vocation Day may RSVP to Sister Mary Damien, OP, by calling 404-688-9515.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home can be found online at olphhome.org.