Yes the pope did stop by! (By yes we mean no, and by pope we mean cardboard cut-out). Some of our residents and staff got the opportunity to pose with him and write prayers and special intentions. PPh Senior Director of Skilled Nursing and Infection Control, Eileen Bratton, went down to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at Logan Square to tie the prayers/intentions to the Knotted Grotto, which will be up for another week. She visited Center City on both days and said, “it was extremely peaceful. Everyone was so well-behaved and communion was amazing. There were 500 priests with assistants to serve communion to over 900,000 people….It was absolutely amazing.”

Pope Francis- courtesy of St. Cecilia’s Grade School