Thanks to a recent Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant, the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center (DRCC) expanded the Spiritual Sanctuary, which strengthens its outreach to meet the spiritual needs of a growing population of seniors, persons living with disabilities and 12-Step Groups, while expanding it to include veterans, and established a Spiritual Health Care Standards training ground for those serving in health and human service roles.

The $142,000 grant comes after the initial 2020 grant which allowed the DRCC to quickly shift to a virtual presence and safely reopen to offer both onsite and virtual retreats, programs, events and prayer services.

“This opportunity to expand the Spiritual Sanctuary to veterans and health and human service workers is coming at the right time,” said Sister Sue Zemgulis, OP, administrator at the Retreat House. “There are so many who need healing and comfort and some shared experiences that will boost their resilience, strengthen their faith and deepen their relationship with God. Whether virtual or onsite, individuals will feel welcome and safe as they seek their own Spiritual Sanctuary.”

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