The Sor Isolina Ferré Centers (CSIF), commemorate this coming Saturday, September 5, the birthday of its founder with a virtual mass from the Santísimo Sacramento Parish in Ponce which will be in charge of the Rev. Father Orlando Lugo Pérez, JCD, parish priest of the referred church.
The mass will begin at 4:30 in the afternoon and will have the participation of Danny Rivera, who will sing of his authorship, Isolina, which he composed in honor of Sister Isolina upon learning of her death. In addition, the mass will feature the tenor José Juan Tañon, who will perform “Impossible Dream”, Sister Isolina’s favorite song.
‘This year marks the 106th anniversary of the birth (September 5, 1914) of Sor Isolina on Calle León # 13 in Ponce and as every year we wish to honor the memory and legacy of Sor Isolina with a mass, “said Marie Estela Cestero, chief development and communications officer of the CSIF. However, given the situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all, the mass will be presented virtually through the Facebook Live channels of the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers (facebook.com/CentrosSorIsolinaFerre) and the Santísimo Sacramento Parish (facebook.com/HolySacramentParish) and only some family members will be able to attend in person.
After 20 years since his death (August 3, 2000), his legacy, through the CSIF, has continued to serve the main socio-economic situations that affect Puerto Rico such as: school dropouts, juvenile delinquency, teenage pregnancies , domestic violence and unemployment among others.
To learn more about the work and legacy of Sor Isolina Ferré you can visit www.csifpr.org as well as social networks on Facebook: @CentrosSorIsolinaFerre, Instagram @CSIFPR, Twitter @Sor_Isolina, LinkedIn @CentrosSorIsolinaFerre and YouTube @CentrosSorIsolinaFerre. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer in the CSIF programs, you can write to [email protected] or call (787) 842-0000 extension 1103.