Immigration: St. Maron’s Church Brings Together Middle Eastern Immigrants For Prayer And Community

Immigration: St. Maron’s Church Brings Together Middle Eastern Immigrants For Prayer And Community

On Sunday mornings at St. Maron’s Church, congregants listen as Father Vince Farhat leads the liturgy, and afterward congregants come to the church hall for coffee and pastries. St. Maron’s has existed in South Philadelphia as a spiritual haven for Middle Eastern immigrants since the latter half of the 19th century and is currently made up […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Vietnam Vet Opens Up About Life After War

Powelton Village: Vietnam Vet Opens Up About Life After War

Sam Hampton, a Vietnam War veteran, never took a moment for granted since his Marine Corps days. In June 1968, the then-18-year-old went to war and has since suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sitting in a computer chair in the office of the Veterans Group in Powelton Village, an organization that lends help to veterans […]