St. Felix Centre Opens Second 24-Hour Respite Site

St. Felix Centre in Toronto opens a second respite center, carrying on Blessed Mary Angela's legacy of compassion for those in need.

On December 22, 2018, the Felician Sisters of North America celebrated the opening of a second Felician-sponsored 24-hour respite site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just in time to provide Christmas shelter and warm meals for those in need.

St. Felix Centre, a sponsored ministry of the Felician Sisters, has been operating a 24-hour respite program in partnership with the City of Toronto since November of 2017. In the fall of 2018, the City of Toronto requested that St. Felix Centre assume operation of a new type of respite program utilizing a semi-permanent structure.

“St. Felix Centre 2” is equipped to provide up to 100 guests with accommodations, meals, showers, laundry facilities, as well as housing and case work support.

Respite Program Director Brian Harris said, “Our program is open to both men and women independently as well as couples, and the whole site is pet friendly. The expansion of our respite program to two sites will allow St. Felix Centre to continue the work started by Mother Mary Angela and the Felician Sisters.”

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Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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