Swinging from a Soggy Spring to a Sizzling Summer!

After celebrating Easter, we sprang into a few other spiritual celebrations. On May 1, feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we welcomed four new members to our Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ), bring the total here in Philadelphia to 40. After Bonnie and David Krall, John Marley, and Tina Pilling made their promises for the first Read more…

January – Easter 2017 Springing into Action

After ringing in the new year, things settled down a little. In January we marked the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with a prayer service, led by our chaplain, Father James Sullivan, and Reverend Clarence Tucker, our housekeeping supervisor. Residents, Sisters, and staff gathered to pray and sing together. Things then got rock and Read more…

October – December Special Celebrations

The last three months of the year have been packed with special celebrations, making time pass by even more quickly than usual. On October 25, we honored Tellie D., a CNA on the third floor nursing unit, with the St. Jeanne Jugan award. She was selected by her colleagues as a staff member who exemplifies Read more…

August – September Spectacular Events

The pilgrimages to the local shrines continued as the Residents visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. They walked through the Holy Doors, toured the beautiful church and grounds, and spent time in prayer and reflection. On August 30 we celebrated the feast of St. Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters Read more…

Marching from May and Jumping into July

The warm spring and summer weather has awakened us from our winter slumber and energized us for three months of joyous activities! We started May off by welcoming three new AJJ (Association Jeanne Jugan) members (pictured with Mother Catherine and Sr. Veronica below, left to right) – Sally Schweitzer, Rose Giancola and Judy Purcell). AJJ Read more…

From February Fun to April Antics

After some downtime after the Christmas holidays, things geared up again, starting with a Mardi Gras event, sponsored by the Home’s AJJ (Association Jeanne Jugan) members. Mummers played lively music for Residents to tap their feet and sing along. Dancers from Kathi’s Dance Studio came and entertained us with their creative moves. For the Year Read more…

Happy, Holy Holidays!

The holiday season was a happy, festive one here at Holy Family Home. The Residents, Sisters and staff enjoyed all the decorating, gift giving and delicious meals that came with the celebrations. On December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Little Sisters of the Poor renewed their vows. We are fortunate to have 12 Read more…

August/September Exciting Events

August/September Exciting Events Well, the dog days of summer most certainly were not boring! In August we celebrate St. Jeanne Jugan’s, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, feast day on the 28th. Our Residents put on a play about her life and how she started the work of the Little Sisters of the Read more…

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