Dear Friends of Lourdes Senior Community,
Lourdes is blessed with a rich legacy of caring for seniors. This legacy was built and is carried on today by Dominican Sisters. As we celebrate our legacy, we are honoring the four women who have led Lourdes over its 55 year history. Their legacy starts in 1965 when the Dominican Sisters were first called to meet the challenge of senior health care.
The four women who have led the charge are: Sister Benedicta Beckes, OP, Sister Frances Mary Kernasovich, OP, Sister Susan McMahon, OP, and Sister Maureen Comer, OP. These women have taken a gift of land from the Mendelson family, founded a mission of loving care for seniors, and have nurtured the campus to become the world-class organization it is today. The teachings of Jesus, which reinforce the fact that each life deserves to be treated with love, respect, compassion and dignity, have been the driving force that led these women to keep Lourdes Senior Community on the leading edge of senior care.
It is with great joy that we announce the naming of the three new wings and the main lobby of the new Lourdes Healthcare Center in honor of these women. Upon completion of construction, we will recognize Sisters Benedicta, Frances Mary, Sue and Maureen with wings named in their honor.
We have been blessed with their work, their spirit and their lives and we celebrate and honor their legacy.
Please join me in celebrating this important recognition.