It reads “His Holiness Francis cordially imparts the requested Apostolic Blessing to Sister Clare Christi Schiefer, OSF, President, and the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary.”
PCHA provides support for Pennsylvania’s Catholic healthcare community through advocacy, communication, education and united action; putting special emphasis on recognizing the needs of children, the elderly, the poor and the underserved. Please read more about PCHA here.
“I consider myself to be an ambassador for Christ in the public square,” says Sister Clare of her unique position as a nun who is also a lobbyist. “Many times when I go to talk to a legislator we end up talking about more than just policy. They often want to discuss other matters, ask my advice, and ask if I will say a prayer for them or their family.”