To mark the first anniversary of St. Jeanne Jugan’s Canonization, we have launched a special time of celebration and support from August 30 through October 30, 2010. An Open House gathering launched these special days. Friends and supporters of the home enjoyed a closer look at the Canonization ceremony, more information about what’s happening in the home, and a historic ‘stroll’ down memory lane.
Several committee and board members got to experience the movement of a stand-up lift—placing them in the Residents’ shoes for just a moment. Planning & Development Committee member Dave Nesbitt shared, “It gave me a sense of what it’s like to be dependent upon others for the things I take for granted every day.”
Advisory Board member Fr. Rob Waller joined some of the Residents in viewing historic pictures from the Sisters’ archives. “You get a sense of the vastness and depth of the Sisters’ work. There’s real history here, and its alive today in everything they do,” shared Fr. Rob.
photos: #1: Mother Anne shares the finer points of a stand-up lift with committee member Dave Nesbitt. #2: Fr. Rob Waller (rt) looks at historic photographs of the Little Sisters with Residents MaryAnn and Leland Schneider and Fr. Noel, OFM.
Click here to read more about the appeal, from Mother Anne Joseph.
Click here to read a letter from our Board Chairman.
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