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A Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the new Marian Woods website. We are happy to have you share a few minutes with us and learn who we are and how we can connect with you.

As you read about the history of Marian Woods, a New York State licensed Adult Care Facility, you will learn of the creative endeavor of five religious communities to create a safe and caring home for their senior Sisters. Presently 49 Sisters from 6 congregations reside at Marian Woods.

These women share their spirituality, the special history and charism of their different congregations and the many stories from their years of service throughout the United States and other countries. At the same time the Sisters find new and creative ways to continue to serve others (see the outreach section, under Service to Others).

Above all, the Sisters welcome the gift of time to immerse themselves in prayer. Each day during Mass, benefactors and those who support Marian Woods are remembered as are the needs of our sisters and brothers throughout the world. As they gather for prayer, the Sisters faithfully read the requests that have been sent to us and listed in the Book of Intentions at the entrance to the chapel.

We hope you will join us for events listed on this website, in prayer if you are at a distance, and if possible, in supporting these Sisters who have given their lives in service and support of others.

Welcome and wishes for abundant blessings,

Sister Aileen Donovan, OP
Executive Director
adonovan@marianwoods.org