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By Matthew Peaslee

The provided a special blessing earlier this summer. The Sisters sold their 33-acre Whitehall property in 2015 and the land which once housed Mt. Providence, the motherhouse, convent, offices and St. Francis Academy is now a luxury retirement apartment complex operated by Resort Lifestyle Communities.

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God take part in the new facility blessing.

"This residence is meant to be a welcoming place for all who abide under its roof," said Sister Janet Gardner, General Councilor of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God.

The resort, South Hills Square, features programs and activities for adults 55 and older. The all-inclusive living arrangement offers studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, dining options, a fitness center, movie theatre and around-the-clock concierge service. The property is directed by live-in managers, Glenna and Greg Foster.

"The organization and management of a facility such as this does not come easily," Sister Janet said. "May all of you know the importance of your role for the benefit of all who reside within these walls."

Some Sisters maintain a presence near the property by living in the adjacent townhomes and the former St. Francis Academy building is now the Franciscan Child Day Care Center. The Sisters' main office is currently located 3757 Library Rd. in Castle Shannon.

South Hills Square opened for residents to move in on July 1. A grand opening celebration is planned for later this fall.




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