His Eminence De Paolis Visits Richview Manor

Richview Manor was incredibly honoured to have welcomed from Rome, His Eminence Velasio Cardinal De Paolis C.S. of the Holy See, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. Spearheaded by Vilma Cortellucci-Fiuza and Maria Racco, the daughter of one of our residents, His Eminence was in Toronto to take part in a fundraiser for a cause near and dear to his heart: The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) a charity whose mission is to help safeguard and promote the dignity and rights of migrants and refugees all over the world. The foundation helps to fund building of social service centers, medical clinics, orphanages and shelters to name a few of their projects. Residents, family members and volunteers filled the room as he blessed everyone in attendance and our home. Richview Manor is eternally grateful to His Eminence, along with his companion Father Vincenzo for taking the time out of their very busy schedule to meet and pray with us. We presented him with a plaque marking this special occasion, while our volunteer Maria gifted him with rosary beads.  Likewise, our residents were graciously gifted with hand-made Swarovski rosaries, provided by Richview Manor and blessed by His Eminence De Paolis himself. Everyone in attendance will no doubt remember this extraordinary visit for the rest of their lives. For more information on SIMN, please visit www.scalabrinimigration.org.