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A Message from Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard

Father Baker asked for the prayers and financial support of so many people in his time. This was the only way he could continue the important work he had begun here on his "City of Charity." He began a number of societies, guilds and helping hands organizations to raise funds to defray the costs associated with the Orphanage, the Protectory, and the Infant Home.
 
As time progressed and the number of donors grew, these individual fund raising groups came together under one title: Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity. Today, the Homes of Charity is the fund-raising arm of all of the Our Lady of Victory Institutions. The Homes of Charity raises funds to help support devotion to Our Lady of Victory, to help support the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory, and to help pay for services provided for the over 4,000 children and families annually by Baker Victory Services.
 
Just as in Father Baker's time, we could not do what we do here on Father Baker's City of Charity, without the help of the thousands of donors who pray for our needs and help provide the answers to these needs by their very generous support. Those who support the Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity today count in the tens of thousands - and are found all over the world!
 
Thank you and God bless you. May Our Lady of Victory watch over you always,

Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard

President of OLV Institutions