Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP delivers salad to Meadowview at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY.

The Dominican Sisters of Hope can’t visit with their members in senior living/nursing facilities, so they’re doing the next best thing: buying lunch for the healthcare workers who are tirelessly caring for them. This week, the Dominican Sisters of Hope bought lunch for the employees at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY and Brandywine at Wall Senior Living in Wall, NJ. Both senior care facilities are home to a number of Dominican Sisters of Hope.

To respect social distancing, the lunches and accompanying thank-you cards were dropped off at a 6-foot distance while wearing masks.

“We wish that we could be with them and thank them in person, but this is the least we could do given the circumstances” said Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope leadership team.

The pizza-and-salad lunches were spread over three days (Tuesday-Thursday) to coincide with the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena on April 29th. In addition to being an appreciation of healthcare workers, the lunches were also a celebration of the legacy of Catherine of Siena, a Dominican who was named a Doctor of the Church 50 years ago this year. Catherine ministered to the sick in Siena during the Plague in the 1300s. Along with lunch, the sisters delivered thank-you cards to the administrators at each facility.

Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP delivers pizza and a thank you card to Meadowview Assisted Living at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY. John Schuster, administrator of Meadowview, receives the haul.

The Dominican Sisters of Hope delivered pizzas, salads, and thank you cards to The Wartburg in appreciation of healthcare workers, especially those who have cared for Dominican Sisters of Hope throughout COVID-19

Dominican Sisters of Hope Anne Marie Bucher, OP and Margaret Anderson, OP deliver pizzas and thank you cards to the nursing home and rehab facility at The Wartburg on Thursday, April 30.

Dominican Sisters of Hope staff and friends deliver pizza, salads, and cards to Brandywine at Wall Senior Living in Wall, NJ.

From Left: Liz Baganz, Executive Director of Health and Wellness at the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Dominican Sister of Hope Anne Marie Bucher, OP, and Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP deliver thank you cards and pizza to Meadowview Assisted Living at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY.

Dominican Sister of Hope Anne Marie Bucher, OP, and Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP wave to Dominican Sisters of Hope who can’t leave their rooms at The  Meadowview Assisted Living at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY.

From left: Liz Baganz, Executive Director of Health and Wellness at the Dominican Sisters of Hope and Dominican Sister of Hope Anne Marie Bucher, OP, deliver thank you cards to Meadowview Assisted Living at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY.