St. Agnes House

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A Home Away From Home During your Medical Crisis!

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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 (April 16, 2015)

I’m traveling again.  My granddaughter makes her First Communion on Saturday and I’m taking the priest’s traditional post-Easter vacation this week.  It’s over 600 miles from Kentucky to my son’s home in Pennsylvania.  The traffic was thick and slow from Corbin to Lexington and I got a late start, so I decided to stop for the night at a Marriott chain hotel in Cumberland Maryland.

I was thinking how nice the linens and towels were at this hotel and decided to check the tag for the towels to see if I could discover their brand.  It was Standard Textiles.  I loved the feel of the towels and I was so happy to know they were from Standard Textiles.  You see, last year I spoke to Professor Elizabeth Easter of the University of Kentucky.  I wanted to learn about sheets and towels that could withstand the many washings in hot water that are necessary for St. Agnes’ House.  When I asked where such linens could be purchased, Professor Easter gave me a couple of recommendations and I got in touch with Standard Textiles.

This year, we’ve started replacing our sheets and towels with these hotel quality sheets and towels.  We needed towels badly, so bought 16 sets of those, enough for every possible guest at the House.  Recently, a generous donor purchased sheets, towels and some pillows for each room and each possible guest!

When guests come to St. Agnes’ House, the least we can do is create a great experience.  Our guests are facing difficult times and thanks to you and so many others, they are welcomed with beautifully-painted rooms, and everything that makes for a good night’s sleep.

Thanks so much and if you’d like to contribute to this special linen and sheet replacement process, please let me know.  We’d like to have 4 sets of sheets and towels for each room to be sure we have enough due to turnover and sending to the commercial laundry.

Our guests get to use similar great towels...

Our guests get to use similar great towels…

Enjoy my view from the porch.

Love, Rebecca

Provide a room for 30 nights of lodging! $810 for a single and $1,200 for a large room!
Sponsor a room for a whole month, providing 30 nights of lodging.  We’ll let everyone know you’ve given this wonderful gift…you’ve lessened their trauma.  You can donate by check to St. Agnes’ House, Diocese of Lexington, PO Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588 or online at http://www.diolex.org.

Clean and supply our 8 bathrooms! Go to http://bit.ly/1iawcJs

We are especially in need of bathroom cleaning products and supplies.  We have 8 bathrooms, after all!  We need toilet paper, hand soap, toilet bowl cleaner, shower cleaner, Swiffer Wet Jet Cleaner and pads, all-purpose cleaner, and cleaning wipes.  You can find these products on our Amazon Wish List.  THANKS!

Forsythia is in bloom all over...

Forsythia is in bloom all over…

A view of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg on Monday.  When I was a child and we'd cross the bridge in the distance, we'd look to see if any steps down to the river were showing.

A view of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg on Monday. When I was a child and we’d cross the bridge in the distance, we’d look to see if any steps down to the river were showing

The river was high on Monday.  The bridge in the distance is a walking bridge only, but I do remember when cars went across it.

The river was high on Monday. The bridge in the distance is a walking bridge only, but I do remember when cars went across it.

A View from the Porch (April 8, 2015)

The flowers are blooming and the trees are beginning to bloom.  There are thunder storms and flash flood warnings.  April showers bring May flowers!

And we are busy!  The cold and snowy weather has ended and people are attending to their health needs.  And the challenges people face getting to Lexington to access excellent health care boggle my mind sometimes.  I take many things for granted.

Janie and her daughter Jeanie arrived at St. Agnes’ House this week after a circuitous 17 hour bus ride!  Janie is in her late 60s, short and thin with short light hair.  She’s supposed to have some surgery and came for pre-testing.  Jeanie accompanied her mother.  She’s in her mid 40s, medium length gray hair.  Jeanie is sight-impaired.

They must rely upon public transportation to get back and forth to the hospital.  When I think of how they’ve had to navigate in the past 24 hours, I’m tired and worn out.  Yet, I hear no words of complaint at all.

Tomorrow, I’ll see if there are some transit services Janie and Jeanie can use while they’re in town, but it still means navigating schedules and availability hours.

That’s what getting the health care you need looks like.  Because of your support, we can make the challenges a little easier.  You’ve allowed us to provide a warm, welcoming, prayerful and comfortable place for them to stay, with easy access to public transportation.

Enjoy the blooming and new life of spring and pray for our guests and the challenges they face.

Enjoy our view from the porch!

Love, Rebecca+

Provide a room for 30 nights of lodging! $810 for a single and $1,200 for a large room!
Sponsor a room for a whole month, providing 30 nights of lodging.  We’ll let everyone know you’ve given this wonderful gift…you’ve lessened their trauma.  You can donate by check to St. Agnes’ House, Diocese of Lexington, PO Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588 or online at http://www.diolex.org.

Clean and supply our 8 bathrooms! Go to http://bit.ly/1iawcJs

We are especially in need of bathroom cleaning products and supplies.  We have 8 bathrooms, after all!  We need toilet paper, hand soap, toilet bowl cleaner, shower cleaner, Swiffer Wet Jet Cleaner and pads, all-purpose cleaner, and cleaning wipes.  You can find these products on our Amazon Wish List.  THANKS!

Thanks Daughters of the King of Lexington for the new refrigerator!
We needed a new refrigerator and the Daughters of the King collected $330 at their spring meeting towards the cost.  The new refrigerator was delivered this week and is working well for our guests!  THANKS!

Guests appreciate the refrigerator to store their drinks and food!  Thanks! Daughters of the King!

Guests appreciate the refrigerator to store their drinks and food! Thanks! Daughters of the King!

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The daffodils are over.  Now it's time for tulips!

The daffodils are over. Now it’s time for tulips!

...and hyacinths

…and hyacinths

But some daffodils still look great!

But some daffodils still look great!

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A View from the Porch (April 2, 2015)

There’s a lot of trauma at St. Agnes’ House.  What I mean by that is that all of our guests are experiencing trauma of some kind, whether it’s navigating through Lexington, worrying about where they’re going to stay so they can get to the doctor they need to see, or worrying about a loved one who was suddenly airlifted to Lexington and is in serious condition at the hospital.

The traumas of medical crisis send guests to St. Agnes’ House.  Together, we do our best to lessen the trauma and anxiety.  Whether it’s by making and praying over quilts and prayer shawls, making sure the rooms and house are cleaned and bright, providing a listening ear, or praying daily for the people at the house, a lot of our ministry in this place is trauma reduction.

And every so often, we need a rest from the trauma.  During this blessed Holy Week, St. Agnes’ House is closed.  Mary and Reynold are on a wonderful, refreshing vacation.  I’m in Corbin and all of the guests are gone for a week.  Well, except that I was there overnight one night.  The House is so quiet, peaceful and at rest.

We all need that kind of rest and quiet.

On Monday, guests will arrive again and we’ll be up and running, all of us doing our best to relieve and lessen the trauma that walks through our doors.  All of us together providing comfort, peace and care.

May you enjoy blessed rest and rejuvenation and thank you for lessening the trauma of medical crisis!

Enjoy our view from the porch!

Love, Rebecca+

Provide a room for 30 nights of lodging! $810 for a single and $1,200 for a large room!

Sponsor a room for a whole month, providing 30 nights of lodging.  We’ll let everyone know you’ve given this wonderful gift…you’ve lessened their trauma.  You can donate by check to St. Agnes’ House, Diocese of Lexington, PO Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588 or online at http://www.diolex.org.

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The snow is all gone now.

The snow is all gone now.

The lovely river rock creates a wonderful fram for these flowers.

The lovely river rock creates a wonderful fram for these flowers.

The hill is dotted with daffodils.

The hill is dotted with daffodils.

Even the house next door is long gone, the flowers remain.

Even the house next door is long gone, the flowers remain.

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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