Photographs by Sister Rosina Conrotto, PBVM

While sheltering in place the Motherhouse Sisters have joined other San Franciscans throughout the city in showing appreciation to health care and frontline workers through participating in the following actions. 

At noon on Saturday, April 25, 2020, Sisters stood on the front porch of the Motherhouse and joined all residents in San Francisco in singing the iconic song, “I left my Heart in San Francisco,” while Sister Joanne O’Shea, PBVM (pictured right) held a poster expressing gratitude that she copied from the daily newspaper. The event was scheduled by the city, in partnership with singer Tony Bennett, to give a shout out to all healthcare and frontline workers engaged in responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

In addition to the song, the Sisters also joined all other houses of worship in ringing bells at 11:55 AM to further honor all healthcare and frontline workers. Sister Toni Martinez, PBVM (pictured below) had the honor of ringing the bell in the Motherhouse chapel garden.