Founded in one of the Philadelphia’s poorest areas some three decades ago, New Jerusalem Now helps addicted men and women find their way to recovery and transformation. CatholicPhilly.com visited the program’s rehabbed homes in North Philadelphia on Tuesday, Nov. 14 — read all about the ministry here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Residents, Medical Mission Sisters and volunteers stands in front of a mural that was created by the New Jerusalem Now community.
Sister Margaret McKenna, M.M.S. (center) leads a Bible study session at New Jerusalem Now.
Greeting New Jerusalem resident Shawine (center) and Sister Margaret McKenna, M.M.S., in the home’s doorway are Kate Lerner (left), New Jerusalem board secretary and Art Lerner, board president.
Leslie (center), a New Jerusalem resident, shows off his shirt with messages of encouragement for his recovery, along with support from Medical Mission Sister Barbara Brigham (left) and Dominican Sister Selena Wilson.
Eric Frankhouser (center), spiritual director at New Jerusalem, helps residents build a greenhouse shed.