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‘Garden of Hope’ is a growing service to neighbors of St. Ann Church in Peoria

Pictured in the Garden of Hope near St. Ann Church in Peoria are, from left, Mike Simon, coordinator of OSF Gardens; Jo Garrison, director of ambulatory patient care at OSF HeathCare Saint Francis Medical Center and leader of the community garden team; Mary Ann Burk, a Faith Community Nurse at St. Ann who began the garden two years ago, and Father Don Roszkowski, parish administrator. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Hope is growing near St. Ann Church on Peoria’s south side. So are corn, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, peas, kale, cabbage, and several other vegetable, herb, and fruit plants. The Garden of Hope, established modestly by the parish two years ago on a grassy lot west of the church parking lot, has blossomed […]

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Foundations of Faith Community Nursing focus of online course beginning Aug. 20

Peggy Jacques — a Faith Community Nurse — takes the blood pressure of a visitor to Sophia's Kitchen in Peoria in this 2015 file photo. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

“Foundation of Faith Community Nursing” will be offered as an online course through OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria on Mondays from Aug. 20 through Nov. 19. Each class will be presented live via Adobe Connect from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with recordings available for those who cannot attend. Faith Community Nursing is […]

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