Our mission began with mothers volunteering their time.
Every day they volunteered to cook, serve, clean and show love in a communal effort to build a charity dedicated to alleviating suffering.
Dorothy Day: Mother of a Movement
Blanchet House was inspired by, Dorothy Day, a mother and woman of radical compassion. Dorothy co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement which developed the concept of Houses of Hospitality.
“It was necessary to embrace poverty and the Works of Mercy, to feed, clothe and shelter people who were in need.”
Mary Grace McDermott: A Lifetime of Service
From Machu Picchu to under the Burnside Bridge, Mary Grace McDermott, age 88, spent her life caring for the outcasts, the poor and the suffering with humor and love. Sometimes one foot at a time. Read her inspiring and fun interview. >>
We thank our mothers for teaching us compassion and generosity.
Lois Ann Eastman, 1926-1990
Pearl Martine Eisenman
Madelyn Bartholomew Ferry
Mary Elaine Garrow
Mary Veronica Gorman
Carol Patricia Hayden
Shirley P Kengla
Rose Mary Maertens
Louise C. Moodie
Mary Ellen Moore
Joanne Margorie Merrick Owens
Betty J. McGrath
Susie Opal Pappas
Mary V.H. Parker
Rose Marie Reilly
Marie and Maggie (White)