St. Agnes House

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A Home Away From Home During your Medical Crisis!

Hope Healing Hospitality

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A Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church

St Agnes’ House provides sleeping rooms, TV and kitchen space; emotional, and spiritual care during a difficult time.  We welcome people with all sorts of medical conditions and more than one family member or friend.  We are called to provide the emotional and spiritual support of a home during their period of recovery  or moments of worry for their loved ones. Our staff and volunteers are pleased to assist guests with their needs.

Prayer has always been at the center of what we do.  Prayer services are regularly held in the Chapel and prayer requests are taken.

While we always appreciate donations, the $10 per person per night fee can be difficult for guests to pay.  

SUPPORT ST. AGNES’ HOUSE

Close the funding gap of $85,500 for 2015!  

Listen to how your support changes lives!

St. Agnes’ House provides a way for you to share God’s love within our community.  We are your instrument to show God’s love in the community.  We respect the dignity of every human being.

Your donations provide a chapel, a place to sleep, professionally-laundered linens; a place for guests to do their laundry; a place to make a meal and a community to eat a meal with; and easy access to UK and VA hospitals.  Through your donations, the facility is maintained, keeping it safe, clean and welcoming.

  • See the Donation page for all of the ways you can contribute to St. Agnes’ House.  
  • Do you have a Kroger PLUS Card?  Link your card to St. Agnes’ House and every purchase provides a donation to St. Agnes’ House!  Our Kroger number is 10910.  Go to our Donation page for detailed instructions.
  • Our budget for 2015 is $107,000.  In addition, we rely upon in-kind donations of cleaning and office supplies. Close the Funding Gap of $83,425 Today! Donate online!

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A View from the Porch (March 25, 2015)

Two guests, David and Brandon, just finished their respective projects at the house this past week. David and his wife Elisa used to be cancer patients but with God’s power, not anymore. Even with constantly going to treatments, both of them had done a lot of repairs for our place in the past.

Cancer free, they were able to go back to their jobs and relocated to another state. Although the distance may be far, they still carry St. Agnes House close to their hearts. They knew the house was in need of a patio door and a window so they decided to buy them for us. Last Sunday David decided to shape up the back house parking lot stairs to make them look nice and also hazard free. Meanwhile, a group of volunteers, The Girls About Praise Lifegroup, from Northeast Christian Church, with former and current board members of the house, were in the back house kitchen serving a hot meal and having a fellowship with the guests.  

That afternoon while we had David in the back of the property,  Brandon was in the front working on the landscaping. We were surrounded by the power and creativity of tremendous craftsmen. Two years ago, Brandon who is a VA patient, decided to redesign the front flower bed with some beautiful rocks. Last year he brought his Ford Pick-up truck and a trailer full of rocks, all sizes, forms and colors. Going with the cycle of Nature, he adapted very well with the changes in the weather to work at his own pace. Every time he stayed with us for a medical visit in Lexington, you could see him roaming around with something: a tape measure, a pick, a shovel or pushing the wheelbarrow. At the beginning of spring, he was finally able to find enough energy to finish his project with some help from other guests, Sam and Paul. Sam is a young fellow six or seven years old from Danville visiting one of the guests whose brother is at UK. Moving big rocks may have been the hardest part of that project but another guest Paul, also a VA patient, helped with enthusiasm.  

The guests find comfort in helping each other take a break from their daily medical challenges and supporting a smooth Saint Agnes ministry. They are valued cornerstones that keep our house standing.

Happy Spring to all and prayers for Rebecca who is mourning the loss of his brother Rob.  

Love, Reynold

Make sure 9 families have rooms for one night!  Just $293 Sponsors the House for a Day!  Choose your date!
Remember or honor a loved one by your donation of $293, supporting the House for One Day!

Your generous contributions to St. Agnes’ House ensure lodging is available for people facing medical crises, no matter the weather. Donations of any size are appreciated and a donation of $293 to sponsor the House for 1 day in memory or in honor of a loved one.  On the day you sponsor, we will feature your sponsorship on the homepage of our website, as well as in a special post that will go to those who follow us by email. We ask that you give us 4 weeks to process your request, if at all possible.

Ways sponsor a day:

  1. Donate online at http://diolex.org/donate/ Make sure you choose St. Agnes’ House and then in the memo line, provide the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. You can also email that information to stagneslex@gmail.com.
  2. Donate by mail.  Please include a note with the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. Send checks to: St. Agnes’ House PO Box 610 Lexington, KY 40588
The beautiful river rocks peeking through the snow.

The beautiful river rocks peeking through the snow.

The finished project with abundant spring!

The finished project with abundant spring!

The back steps repaired from the winter weather...

The back steps repaired from the winter weather…

A View From the Porch (March 18, 2015)

This week has not gone as originally planned.  Last Thursday, I received word that my brother had died.  He had a chronic degenerative disease and had spent the past four years in a nursing home.  Fortunately, I was able to visit him at the end of February.

The disease had taken its toll.  My brother could no longer speak.  But I arrived by lunchtime and was able to feed him lunch.  Then I’d sit with him, sometimes playing his favorite music, but mostly just being present with him.  On this visit our younger brother, who lives overseas, joined us, so we had a mini reunion.

I notice the telltale signs of grieving — feeling foggy and unfocused.  I’m hoping I don’t have to make too many decisions nor think too deeply.  And I want to be around my family — my children and grandchildren.

I’ve been busy being grandma…getting up early and helping get the kids ready for school; walking my grandson to his bus; picking the kids up from school and helping them do their homework.  I’ve been excited to have the kids read to me and to hear my granddaughter talk excitedly about trying to catch a Leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day.  Today I was able to go to my grandson’s school for Grandparent’s Day.

In the midst of losing a family member, being with family is the best comfort.

And that’s why St. Agnes’ House is special.  When families are going through medical challenges, they want to be together, and we can often provide the lodging they need.  We don’t limit the number of family members who can stay.  We’re glad to provide a place so families and friends can be comforted….

Enjoy my view from the porch…an acrostic poem my grandson wrote for me today…

Love, Rebecca+

Make sure 9 families have rooms for one night!  Just $293 Sponsors the House for a Day!  Choose your date!
Remember or honor a loved one by your donation of $293, supporting the House for One Day!

Your generous contributions to St. Agnes’ House ensure lodging is available for people facing medical crises, no matter the weather. Donations of any size are appreciated and a donation of $293 to sponsor the House for 1 day in memory or in honor of a loved one.  On the day you sponsor, we will feature your sponsorship on the homepage of our website, as well as in a special post that will go to those who follow us by email. We ask that you give us 4 weeks to process your request, if at all possible.

Ways sponsor a day:

  1. Donate online at http://diolex.org/donate/ Make sure you choose St. Agnes’ House and then in the memo line, provide the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. You can also email that information to stagneslex@gmail.com.
  2. Donate by mail.  Please include a note with the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. Send checks to: St. Agnes’ House PO Box 610 Lexington, KY 40588

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A View From the Porch (March 11, 2015)

Have you gotten used to the time change yet?  I haven’t been late to anything, but when left to my own internal clock, I’m going to sleep later and waking up later.  It’s so dark in the morning and the light in the evening makes me think it’s earlier than it is.

My internal clock…the one that goes by the sun…runs differently than our human-made, atomic clock, satellite driven time.  Yes, this human-made time is great for planning meetings, and catching trains and planes.

But there’s another kind of time — precious and not measured in seconds or minutes or hours.  It’s the time of memories and moments shared together.  It’s life as we live it. It’s the moments we remember.  It’s the Skype call where my grandson and I develop a totally new guessing game and my granddaughter shows me her First Communion Dress, veil and the oh so important gloves.

As so many of our guests know, time for making these memories is precious.  Life can change in an instant…an illness requiring massive life changes for months or resulting in the death of a loved one and the subsequent mourning and readjustment.  When you support St. Agnes’ House with your prayers, your in-kind donations and with your money you ease these sudden time changes.

I’ll eventually adjust to this Daylight Savings Time change.  But more importantly, I pray that all of us never take for granted the precious, precious time making memories with those we love.

Love, Rebecca+

Make sure 9 families have rooms for one night!  Just $293 Sponsors the House for a Day!  Choose your date!
Remember or honor a loved one by your donation of $293, supporting the House for One Day!

Your generous contributions to St. Agnes’ House ensure lodging is available for people facing medical crises, no matter the weather. Donations of any size are appreciated and a donation of $293 to sponsor the House for 1 day in memory or in honor of a loved one.  On the day you sponsor, we will feature your sponsorship on the homepage of our website, as well as in a special post that will go to those who follow us by email. We ask that you give us 4 weeks to process your request, if at all possible.

Ways sponsor a day:

  1. Donate online at http://diolex.org/donate/ Make sure you choose St. Agnes’ House and then in the memo line, provide the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. You can also email that information tostagneslex@gmail.com.
  2. Donate by mail.  Please include a note with the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. Send checks to: St. Agnes’ House PO Box 610 Lexington, KY 40588

A View From the Porch (March 4, 2015)

It’s raining this morning and a few vestiges of snow remain. AND another storm is coming.  Rain, sleet and finally snow, maybe lots of snow.  While reporting of the weather has gotten much better, we can never entirely predict the weather.  We need to prepare and we can expect to be surprised.

So it is with our guests at St. Agnes’ House.  Mary arrived this week, a short woman with black hair streaked with gray pulled back and under a lavender knit hat.  She and her friend, Jean, had gone to the store.  They’d barely started to shop, when they received a call that Mary’s house was on fire!  A loved one living in the home suffered burns and smoke inhalation and ended up in UK hospital.

Mary, with just the clothes she had on, arrived with Jean to stay at St. Agnes’ House.

In an instant, Mary’s life changed.  Her dog was killed in the fire.  Her loved one is critically injured.  Family events captured in photos are gone.  Household items passed down through the family are gone.  She is grateful to be alive, for sure, and her life is changed.

So as the weather changes today and defies most predictions, pray for those staying at St. Agnes’ House, going back and forth to the hospital, whose lives are changed forever.

Enjoy this view from the porch!

Love, Rebecca+

$293 Sponsors the House for a Day!  Choose your date!
Remember or honor a loved one by your donation of $293, supporting the House for One Day!

Your generous contributions to St. Agnes’ House ensure lodging is available for people facing medical crises, no matter the weather. Donations of any size are appreciated and a donation of $293 to sponsor the House for 1 day in memory or in honor of a loved one.  On the day you sponsor, we will feature your sponsorship on the homepage of our website, as well as in a special post that will go to those who follow us by email. We ask that you give us 4 weeks to process your request, if at all possible.

Ways sponsor a day:

  1. Donate online at http://diolex.org/donate/ Make sure you choose St. Agnes’ House and then in the memo line, provide the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. You can also email that information to stagneslex@gmail.com.
  2. Donate by mail.  Please include a note with the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. Send checks to: St. Agnes’ House PO Box 610 Lexington, KY 40588

A Blessing of Volunteers!

Fulbright Scholars Clean St. Agnes’ House
Fulbright Scholars visiting UK to discuss issues of public health (see http://www.uky.edu/international/node/1364) , came to St. Agnes’ House as part of their community service day!  The scholars were from various parts of the world.  They enjoyed learning about St. Agnes’ House and giving it a good cleaning!

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Taking the broken dishwasher out for the trash!

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With this weather, the steps need mopped frequently!

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Thumbs up for a clean carpet!

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Cleaning goes faster when you’re part of a team!

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Helping out for a good cause is lots of fun!

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Sorting toiletries for guest bags.

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Filling our new guest tote bags with spiritual literature and toiletries!

Frat Brothers clean St. Agnes’ House!

Members of a local fraternity stopped by for a day of service!  THANKS for thinking of us!

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There’s always a shower to clean at the frat AND at St. Agnes’ House!

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The Steam mop does a GREAT job on the floors, especially during this weather!

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These frat brothers are happy to be of service!

Our new guest tote bags.  Thanks Emily Cardwell for working on this project!  Guests LOVE them!

Our new guest tote bags. Thanks Emily Cardwell for working on this project! Guests LOVE them!

What beautiful prayer shawls arrived from St. Andrew's Fort Thomas!  Some are already on patients at the hospital!

What beautiful prayer shawls arrived from St. Andrew’s Fort Thomas! Some are already on patients at the hospital!

snow, sleet and ice are expected

snow, sleet and ice are expected

It's raining now...

It’s raining now…

The flowers continue to push up through the ground and bloom... a harbinger of spring

The flowers continue to push up through the ground and bloom… a harbinger of spring

The weather has taken a toll on our front porch steps!

The weather has taken a toll on our front porch steps!

A View from the Porch (February 25, 2015)

Today is loop day, the last Wednesday of the month of love. There is always a lot to celebrate even if we do see the large coat of snow covering the front yard of the house and feel the frigid temperature. It’s inspiring to see how our guests keep going back and forth to the hospitals to take care of their loved one or to go for their own treatment. Last week everything was hibernate; school cancelled, work delayed, rescheduling of meetings and other activities, no Ash Wednesday!

Keeping the faith and moving forward abide all kind of circumstances for our strangers is a perpetual litany they recite daily with a sort of grace and dignity. Some good changes; a baby got better and was released from the hospital to go home. After a long drive the father, who was very happy but looked so tired, rang the doorbell to pick up his lovely fiancée and all three went home together. You can see that beauty and pride in their faces saying we did it and now it’s time to move to the next chapter.

Because of the caring efforts of so many kind hearts, our guests are able to write that difficult chapter of their lives with some resilient ink shaping their existences in meaningful ways.  Spring is around the corner, so let’s prepare the ground with a lot of prayers, great generosity, fairness and a better future for all. What a great joy to look back and take comfort that we did the right thing by being there for these strangers. Like the best of us; the saints and spiritual masters we will rejoice by accomplishing the will of the Creator. Isn’t that the forgetting and simple mission of all of us?

  Love, Reynold

Remember or honor a loved one by your donation of $293, supporting the House for One Day! Your generous contributions to St. Agnes’ House ensure lodging is available for people facing medical crises, no matter the weather. Donations of any size are appreciated and please consider a donation of $293 to sponsor the House for 1 day in memory or in honor of a loved one. If you Donate online at http://diolex.org/donate/ make sure you choose St. Agnes’ House and then in the memo line, provide the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. You can also email that information to stagneslex@gmail.com. If you donate by mail, please include a note with the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. send checks to: St. Agnes’ House PO Box 610 Lexington, KY 40588 On the day you sponsor, we will feature your sponsorship on the homepage of our website, as well as in a special post that will go to those who follow us by email. We ask that you give us 4 weeks to process your request, if at all possible.

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A View From The Porch (February 18, 2015)

This week is dominated by the weather – bitter cold and snow.  It almost seems too cold to snow.  And the preferred method for dealing with the snow – melting – does not seem possible.  Many of us are fortunate and we can stay home, cozy and warm.  So far there doesn’t seem to be many power outages. Yet, major illnesses and medical crises, pay no attention to the weather.  Some may be able to postpone their surgery or their medical appointments; however, others have no choice.  They must get their treatments or be here for their father who is hospitalized. So, supported by your contributions and your prayers, Reynold and Mary clear the snow from around St. Agnes’ House.  They shovel the parking lots.  They keep the House running and open and welcoming.  Even in a storm, St. Agnes’ House offers a place of refuge. Enjoy my view from the porch in Corbin, today, including photos relating to the beginning of our Lenten journey. Love, Rebecca+ Remember or honor a loved one by your donation of $293, supporting the House for One Day! Your generous contributions to St. Agnes’ House ensure lodging is available for people facing medical crises, no matter the weather.  Donations of any size are appreciated and please consider a donation of $293 to sponsor the House for 1 day in memory or in honor of a loved one. If you Donate online at  http://diolex.org/donate/ make sure you choose St. Agnes’ House and then in the memo line, provide the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored.  You can also email that information to stagneslex@gmail.com. If you donate by mail, please include a note with the date you’d like to sponsor and who is being remembered or honored. send checks to: St. Agnes’ House PO Box 610 Lexington, KY 40588 On the day you sponsor, we will feature your sponsorship on the homepage of our website, as well as in a special post that will go to those who follow us by email.  We ask that you give us 4 weeks to process your request, if at all possible.  

St. John's Park

St. John’s Park

From the back window of the church

From the back window of the church

"Remember from dust you came and to dust you shall return..."

“Remember from dust you came and to dust you shall return…”

Today, the season of the church year changes from green to purple

Today, the season of the church year changes from green to purple

Later this afternoon, Mary sent me these photos from the House….

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A View from the Porch (February 12, 2015)

We’ve been busy at St. Agnes’ House, getting ready for Diocesan Convention.  This year the Convention will be held in Morehead.  Convention is a great chance to meet so many of you in person.  It’s a great way to say, “thank you” to you, your parishes, and to the Diocese who makes it possible for people to have a nice place to stay during a really tough time.

Our theme this year is, “Have a Heart for St. Agnes’ House.”  So, of course, we’re giving out chocolate hearts.  Board member Flo Mayer and Mary and Reynold will be greeting people at our table, too.  All-in-all, it’s a great time to reconnect.

Yet, even more, being together reminds all of us that St. Agnes’ House very existence is rooted in how our Diocese, how we of the Diocese together, live out Christ’s work in our region.  It reminds us of our call to be Christ to the very people we live with.

If you’re going to the Convention, we hope you’ll stop by and see us.  If not, please include us in your prayers.

And enjoy this view from the porch yesterday when the sun was shining and the flowers of spring starting to peep through the ground!

Love, Rebecca

I think eventually, the green will turn into crocuses.

I think eventually, the green will turn into crocuses.

You have to look closely to see the little white flowers blooming...harbingers of spring.

You have to look closely to see the little white flowers blooming…harbingers of spring.

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A View From the Porch (February 3, 2015)

I arrived back at St. Agnes’ House this week to discover a white box FILLED with hand-made caps for babies.  (See photo).  They were so adorable and I was excited, because I knew the parents who stay at St. Agnes’ House would love them too.  I could picture them on their little baby’s head.

Sure enough, yesterday afternoon, James and Rosie came by.  Their newborn baby had some serious health issues and was transferred to Lexington three weeks ago.  They are in their early 30s and were frantic about their baby and wanting to be with him.  We only had a room for a few days, but they gladly took it.  They even came by to let us know how much they appreciate having the room for even a few days.

Thanks Elizabeth Hockey for the wonderful caps for little babies.  Rosie said she liked the striped one, because it reminded her of sock monkey!

Thanks Elizabeth Hockey for the wonderful caps for little babies. Rosie said she liked the striped one, because it reminded her of sock monkey!

Luckily, we’ve been able to arrange for them to stay longer.  They’ve had to move rooms a couple of times, but yesterday, they stopped by again.  “St. Agnes’ House has been such a blessing to us.  It’s really a nice place to stay,” they said.

Their baby was doing better and they’re hoping to go home in the next week.  I showed them the baby hats and they chose two for the baby.  “I like the striped one, because it reminds me of sock monkey,” Rosie said.

Thanks Elizabeth Hockey for the wonderful gift of the baby hats, which brought joy to James and Rosie.

Enjoy this View from the Porch!

Love, Rebecca+

We Love Recycling!

Theresa Maynard and James Carter with the LFUCG electronics recycling program.

Theresa Maynard and James Carter with the LFUCG electronics recycling program.

Recently, we learned about a new program with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  It’s an electronic recycling program for nonprofits.  The government receives lots of household electronics.  They test them and those they find are working, they give away to nonprofits.

This morning I was able to go and get 2 flat screen TVs, DVD/VHS players, and clock radios.  James Carter is a supervisor of the Division of Waste Management and was extremely helpful in letting me know where the various items were and making sure I had all of the cords we needed.  Theresa Maynard, Administrative Officer in the Department of Social Services coordinates the program and welcomed us this morning.

THANKS James and Theresa for helping us provide entertainment to our guests!

A sunny late winter morning.

A sunny late winter morning.

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Light on the empty rocking chair, waiting for warmer weather.

Light on the empty rocking chair, waiting for warmer weather.

A View From the Porch (January 29, 2015)

Four years ago today my father died.  I was fortunate to be with him the last week of his life.  He was in a terrific nursing home and they were very attentive to the needs of him and of our family who gathered around him.  He was receiving hospice care, which was also wonderful and supportive.

While my home was nearly 100 miles away, I was fortunate to have family nearby that provided a place for me to stay each night, so I could get rest and renewal.  I could be present with my dad.  He was not lucid much of that time.  But I played his favorite music and bought him beautiful yellow roses and talked to him.  He’d done so much for me, so I was grateful to be there with him.

That’s why St. Agnes’ House is so important.  Yes, we hope the loved ones of our guests get well and go home.  But that’s not always the case.  Sometimes we support families so when death comes, they have some peace and comfort, knowing they could be with their loved one during this important life transition.

My view from the porch is a photo of my father and the cover of his memorial book.  My dad’s favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31, “…but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Love, Rebecca+

Planning for a Good Death

Yes, most of us don’t like to think about our own death.  Yet we give a wonderful gift to our loved ones when we do.  Does someone know what you’d like for your funeral?  Does someone know your wishes regarding medical care?  Does someone know what legacy you’d like to leave?  Please give this gift to your family….

Talk to your lawyer or find one.  Talk to your financial adviser or find one.  Talk to your priest or pastor.  When your loved ones are in the midst of grief, making these decisions is very difficult.  Give them a little bit of comfort.

"...but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

“…but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

A View From the Porch (January 23, 2015)

This week’s view is from the nave of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, where I am most Sundays.  This week, I’m thinking about the absolute necessity of prayer at St. Agnes’ House.

St. Agnes’ House began with prayer in the early 1970s.  People had to come to Lexington for cobalt treatments for cancer.  They’d get these radioactive treatments Monday through Friday for 6 weeks or so.  Many patients coming from Eastern Kentucky had no place to stay and camped out in the waiting room.  Can you imagine being so sick from the cancer and then from the treatment and camping out in a hospital waiting room?

So a group started to pray for a solution and when they thought about a place for people to stay, they prayed for just the right place and when they had to place on Woodland Avenue, but knew they needed something bigger, they prayed.

When they moved to Maxwelton Court, they chose one of the larger spaces to be the chapel.  When the Sisters from the Society of St. Margaret were at the House, various priests came to provide Eucharist.  The Sisters knew the ministry needed prayer and Eucharist.

When the Sisters could not longer be at the House, many Deacons came.  They, too, knew the value of prayer.  And on over the 40-year history of St. Agnes’ House, prayer has been a constant.  Prayer is at the center of our ministry.

Guests tell us they know they are being prayed for.  Many of you have a card with the prayer for St. Agnes’ House and we know you pray this prayer daily and our guests know you are praying, too.

Coming to Lexington can be a long journey for many of our guests.  In addition, they are usually coming for a medical condition that is complicated and severe.  Often our guests don’t feel well or they are so worried about their loved ones.  Sometimes, it’s hard for them to pray.  Life is very stressful.  That’s why your prayers are absolutely necessary.

Please remember all of the guests, staff, donors and volunteers at St. Agnes’ House in your prayers.  Here’s the prayer we say in the chapel each week:

O God of all life, whose presence is always with us; Receive our gratitude for Saint Agnes’ House, a place for sanctuary, and shelter, a home away from home, for people who come during difficult and uncertain times in their lives.  Nourish and sustain this ministry and give your gifts of wisdom, courage and hope to all who serve with their time, talent, treasure and prayer.  May all who enter the doors of Saint Agnes’ House be blessed by the gift of hospitality and by your peace.

In your Holy Name we pray.

Amen!

Enjoy this view “from the Porch of prayer.”

Love, Rebecca+

Your generous support during 2014 provided lodging for 232 days of the year!  THANK YOU!

Families and individuals were able to stay at St. Agnes’ House during 2014, due to your kind and generous donations.  Your donations provided 63% of the budget needed for lodging people like Joanne.

Joanne was in her mid-twenties, about 5’4″ with dark hair.  Her baby was born early.  Joanne lived nearly two hours away.  She wasn’t used to Lexington and had no transportation to get around the City.  When she found St. Agnes’ House, she had her own room.  While she was at the House, Trinity Church, Covington had a work day and painted and refurbished her room.  She said it was beautiful.

Joanne could take the shuttle to the hospital for the many feedings and care for her baby.  The kangaroo care where the baby is laid on the mother’s chest is especially important to the baby’s growth and development.  Joanne found a community at the house and staff who provided a listening ear.  She was able to keep in touch with her family using the guest phone.

After three months, Joanne’s baby was ready to be discharged.  Joanne was both excited and nervous.  She had grown accustomed to the care and support at St. Agnes’ House and knew she would miss it.

Thanks for giving this new mother and her baby a great start in life!

It’s easy to give at any time…

You can send a check to St. Agnes’ House at PO Box 610, Lexington, KY, 40588 or donate online at http://diolex.org/donate/

Consider making a $10 per month pledge to St. Agnes’ House!

A number of donors have set up pledges with their bank.  They provide the bank with instructions about how much to send and when and each month St. Agnes’ House receives a check.  Your pledge of $10 per month provides assistance to a family each month of the year who cannot even afford the $10 per person charge.

Your prayers are absolutely necessary for the guests and ministry of St. Agnes' House.   Sunday Morning at St. John's Church, Corbin, KY.

Your prayers are absolutely necessary for the guests and ministry of St. Agnes’ House.
Sunday Morning at St. John’s Church, Corbin, KY.