DHS 1909 Project Thrives and Expands

SistersWhen the Daughters of the Holy Spirit started a home for the sick and the elderly in Newport, RI in 1909 they could not have imagined this timely project growing into a state of the art facility with 60 skilled-nursing beds and 40 assisted-living units. But this is the marvelous transformation that is in process.

Sisters Madeleine Grégoire and Saundra Porter who both were missioned in Newport for (33 and 15 years respectively) until 2013, represented the Congregation at a recent ground-breaking ceremony for the new three story building on Dennison Street that is being constructed as an addition to the current St. Clare Home that has been in use since 1971, The Sisters, who joined the company of the governor of Rhode Island, the Bishop of the Diocese and several other dignitaries, donned their hard hats, grabbed their gold shovels and proceeded to dig the symbolic first holes setting off an 18 month long construction project.

When asked for their reactions to this event, Sister Grégoire responded “It’s wonderful to see that the mission is going to continue and flourish and be updated. This is a wonderful project”. Sister Saundra who worked at the home as a CAN and invested many years of love and dedication to the residents, stated “This is a real God sent; it is what is needed right now in this area…for the DHS it is a continuation of our work”.

We wish everyone involved with this special project that is sure to  benefit the elderly for many years to come abundant blessings and continued growth in the true Spirit of Love and Healing.

For more information about St. Clare Home we invite you to contact Sr. Madeleine Grégoire at gregoiredhs@yahoo.com,


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