A Commitment to Pastoral Care

Richard and Anne Louise Vosika Richard and Anne Louise Vosika’s long history with Saint Therese began 20 years ago when Anne Louise’s parents moved to the New Hope campus. Sometime later, Richard’s aunts and uncle also chose Saint Therese to become home. Saint Therese’s continuum of care helped secure hospice care for those Vosika family members who needed it in their final days. What could have been a scary experience was made special.

“Saint Therese staff not only cared for our loved ones but they also welcomed our family as their own,” Richard said.

Pastoral Care staff invited the Vosika’s to stay overnight, ensured they were comfortable, visited and prayed with them frequently. The campus priest provided last rites to their family members upon request.

“Looking back, we realize the staff prepared us for our loved ones’ last and most important journey with great care and hospitality. This is why Saint Therese is an organization so close to our hearts,” said Anne Louise.

In the years following, Richard and Anne Louise have continued to support Saint Therese and its Pastoral Care program because Pastoral Care was instrumental in guiding the Vosika’s loved ones’ end-of-life experiences.

“Our hope is to help ensure the same special care our family received can be experienced by others,” said Richard.

After several years of giving, Richard and Anne Louise decided they wanted to continue their support of the Pastoral Care program at Saint Therese for as long as possible with an estate gift. While discussing their charitable goals with the Saint Therese Foundation, they learned of the process in place allowing donors to designate gifts to specific programs or services offered at Saint Therese.

“Our estate gift commits our support to Pastoral Care for years to come,” Anne Louise said.