Marian Residence Retirement Home
Our Foundress, Mother Mary Josephine Mulligan, opened Marian Residence Retirement Home in 1986 in Cambridge, Ontario as she recognized another great need facing the Church. As the apostolate grew over the years the need for expansion was evident. Therefore a new building was constructed in 1995 and a new wing added in 1999.
Mother Mary Josephine wanted to provide our Catholic elderly with an environment wherein they could live their Faith freely and fully. Daily Mass, Rosary, Confession, devotions, Stations of the Cross, prayers before meals are part of the rhythm of Catholic life at Marian Residence.
Another foundational aspect of the Catholicity of our apostolate is the inherent dignity of the human person. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church says in paragraph 1700, "the dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God." As Pope John Paul II warned in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae section 23, a materialistic attitude in our times threatens the elderly wherein "personal dignity - which demands respect, generosity and service - is replaced by the criterion of efficiency, functionality and usefulness: others are considered not for what they ‘are', but for what they ‘have, do and produce.'" In light of this problematic attitude often encountered in our day and age, and as part of helping to build the culture of life, we strive to provide a home for elderly persons in keeping with their dignity as children of God, made in His image and likeness.
A variety of social and recreational opportunities are available to our residents each week to provide for their social needs as well. Sisters serve Christ in the elderly in many ways at the retirement home in administration, nursing, activites, care and service of many kinds.
Marian Residence Retirement Home in Cambridge, Ontario is home to over fifty senior citzens who are cared for by the Sisters and other dedicated staff and volunteers. If you or someone you know would be interested in visiting or touring Marian Residence, please visit the Marian Residence website for more information or contact our Administrator, Sister Michael Daniel at (519) 653-0363 or by email.