Caring for Refugees


The Benedictine Sisters of Florida are working with Catholic Charities to welcome 147 refugees. The goal is to guide them toward becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of their new country. We’re doing this by putting together HOPE Kits: Kitchen Kit, Bathroom Kit, Personal Grooming Kit, even a Baby Kit.

Refugees are in the US legally, having fled their home countries because of persecution or fear of persecution due to race, ethnicity, religion or political belief.  The Life Ministry Diocese of St. Petersburg invites anyone who is interested to participate in this venture to welcome the stranger.