In memory of his sister + Lillian H. Waddy, who died on June 1, 2017 of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS – also knowns as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Bro. Ed Handy, OFM Conv. joined some of his family members, to participate in the annual 3 Mile “Walk to Defeat ALS” held in the Canton Waterfront area of Baltimore (MD); an awareness event and fundraiser to support research studies in ALS.
Originally from Baltimore, Bro. Ed retired last year after 30 years of ministry with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. He began his ministry with them in 1988 as a teacher of special education with the Mt. Carmel Guild School for Students with special needs. Eight years later, he was assigned to St. Bridget’s Transitional Housing and Supportive Services Program for Homeless Men Living with HIV/AIDS. He spent 22 years there, serving as a residential counselor. Friar Ed now lives back in his home town of Baltimore, in our St. Casimir Friary.