January 13, 2020

The Sisters of Life to Host Centennial Celebration in Honor of Their Founder, The Late John Cardinal O’Connor

The Sisters of Life will join together for an evening of prayer and reflection in honor of the 100th birthday of John Cardinal O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York and the founder of the order.

 Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6:00 p.m. Holy Hour

7:00 p.m. Mass

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will celebrate the Mass. A reception will immediately follow in Drexel Hall.

John Cardinal O’Connor founded the Sisters of Life in 1991 with the intention of protecting and promulgating the sacredness of every human life, especially the most vulnerable among us. For more information about the Sisters of Life, please visit https://sistersoflife.org/.

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Editor’s Note:  The Sisters of Life are a contemplative/active Roman Catholic community of women religious, who profess the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. They were founded in New York in 1991, and received formal approbation as a religious institute in 2004, under Cardinal Edward Egan. Sisters of Life established their convent in 2017 and moved into Saint Malachy Parish.


Contact:  Alyssa McFadden

Communications Assistant

215-587-3747 (office)