Friends of the Rose Garden Home Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to financially assist the Franciscan Daughters of Mary in their work of providing assistance, hope and dignity to the poor of Covington by purchasing and maintaining the building that houses the Rose Garden Home Mission.

The Friends of the Rose Garden Mission are dedicated to the right to life from conception until natural death for all people and to improving the quality of life of the less fortunate in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area, showing the love of Jesus while providing a haven of hope and free non-judgmental assistance by supporting the apostolic works of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary and maintaining the property that houses the Rose Garden Home Mission and the Center for Hope and Healing.

We are very grateful to the “Friends,” who have a passion for the work Jesus is doing through us at the Rose Garden Home Mission. In our Rule of Life for the Franciscan Daughters of Mary, the sisters are permitted to own nothing in order that we may be totally free to rely completely on God’s providence to provide for all of our needs. And so, when the prospect of moving into our present location became a reality, the “Friends” took it as their mission to purchase the property for our use. They have enabled us to have a more permanent place to continue helping moms, babies and our needy neighbors for years to come ,as well as to actualize a long awaited dream of opening up a free medical clinic for the uninsured poor.

Thank you for your kindness as you consider assisting the Friends of the Rose Garden Mission in this auspicious endeavor.

You are always in our prayers.
In the heart of Jesus and Mary,
Mother Seraphina Marie, FDM

To donate:

Mail donation marked Partners in Hope for the Poor to P.O. Box 122089, Covington, KY 41012-2089

Pay Pal donations can be made on the website: : (please write “Partners” in comment section)

For Bequests, CD or Stock Transfer, please email:

Giving Options

  • Cash
  • Check (payable to: Friends of the Rose Garden)
  • Pay Pal (
  • Stock or CD Transfer (
  • Bequest (
  • Electronic Fund Transfer (voided check )

Franciscan Daughters of Mary
Friends of the Rose Garden Home Mission
P.O. Box 122089
Covington KY 41012-2089
We also accept donations via Credit Cards through Paypal.

We are a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

Board Members of the “Friends” - Left to Right: Michael Murray, Ed Franchi, Rev. Ryan Maher, Mother Seraphina, Sheila Carroll, Joe Bessler, Gloria Ionna, Greg Ionna, Cindy Biecker and Michael Nitardy. Missing from picture, Judy Hoffmeister


Partners in Hope For the Poor
Thursday June 13th 2019

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Friends of the Rose Garden Home Mission
Sixth Annual Golf Outing

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