Many religious orders of both men and women have established legacy societies for those special donors who have included the Sisters, Priests, or Brothers in their wills. A few years ago the Daughters of Divine Charity established the Amor Dei Society, Latin for “God’s love,” to honor those donors who have included the Daughters of Divine Charity in their wills.
A charitable bequest enables you, the donor, to share in continuing the work of the Sisters whom you have supported during your lifetimes and have the ability to make it clear to your heirs your own charitable priorities. Many believe that bequests are made only by the very rich. This is NOT true. Any donor can indicate an amount of money or a percentage of their estate in ones’ will to be given at the donors’ time of death.
Recently the Sisters received a very generous gift from a long – time donor at his passing. Arthur Friedberg loved his aunt, Sister Ernestine, deeply. Whenever possible he visited. During his frequent calls they often spoke about what Sister Ernestine and her Sisters were doing in schools, the parishes and in the homes where they provided care for the elderly and the disabled. While the Sisters certainly join with his family mourning his passing, they know that, thanks to him, the ministries of the Sisters that he supported all his life will go on even after his death.
If you are interested in joining the Amor Dei Society, call our office at 718-720-7365 for more information.