Sisters Katherine Kinnally and Mary Dooley Receive Pope Francis Encounter Award

Sisters at the KinDoo Family Center in Florida

Sisters Mary Dooley and Katherine Kinnally were honored for their ministry, and presented with the Pope Francis Encounter Award on April 20, 2017. The leadership award, presented by Catholic Charities Interfaith Health and Wellness Program of the Diocese of Palm Beach, recognizes those whose efforts enhance the quality of life of people in need.

Sister Mary and Sister Katherine operate KinDoo Family Center, the nonprofit organization they founded two and a half years ago in Indiantown, Florida. Indiantown is a small, very rural town, with many Guatemalan, Mexican and Haitian immigrant families. KinDoo offers free English lessons, and adult and teen sewing instructions, computer courses, childcare and arts and crafts.

Read about the Spring Break Trip a group of NDMU students took to KinDoo Center

Read about The Florida Catholic’s coverage of KinDoo Center and the recent award

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