Holy Angels in Belmont launches a unique pontoon boat
BELMONT — The "Spirit of Maria" set sail on the South Fork River Aug. 24 at Holy Angels Camp Hope after receiving a special blessing. The new pontoon boat, specially designed to accommodate wheelchairs, was named in honor of Maria Morrow, the first resident of Holy Angels in Belmont.
The pontoon boat, purchased with donations sent in following Morrow's death last year, will be used by Holy Angels residents for their lake adventures. Throughout her life Morrow did not let any aspect of her disability stop her from experiencing all life had to offer, and the new "Spirit of Maria" is exactly what she would want for residents, Holy Angels officials said.
Holy Angels Camp Hope is a unique recreational facility on the South Fork River specifically designed for Holy Angels residents. The camp includes a bathhouse, fishing pier, covered pavilion, beach area and nature trail. Due to its accessibility, Holy Angels residents have the opportunity to catch fish, ride a pontoon boat or take a hike through the woods on a wheelchair-accessible nature trail.
— Sister Nancy Nance
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FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy