Sizzling Summer Fun
The last three months have flown by, full of activities and outdoor fun, now that nice, warm, sunny days are upon us.
May kicked off the season, with Mother’s Day, May Crowning, and Memorial Day – all signs that spring was here in full force and summer was on its way!
Our annual Family Picnic was held in early June. God blessed us with a sunny, dry Sunday afternoon. A record 450+ people were in attendance, enjoying each other’s company, munching on barbecue fare, and buying raffle tickets and baked goods. The children played games and cooled off in the wading pool. It was a wonderful relaxing time for our Residents and their families to gather, reminisce, laugh, and get caught up.
The Residents have been enjoying visits from various school, church and camp groups, who come to entertain and socialize with them. It is wonderful seeing the different generations bonding and sharing stories with each other.
We were blessed to have four novices make their first profession as Little Sisters at our novitiate in Queens. Please continue to pray for vocations to the Little Sisters of the Poor. For a beautiful video on the profession, please click here >>
The highlight of the summer so far was participating in the Mural Arts Program’s family-themed mural for Pope Francis’ visit. The completed mural, titled “The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century,” will be placed on the brick façade of the new St. Malachy School in Philadelphia. Residents, Sisters, staff, and other friends of the Home gathered and painted sections of the mural. Flat Francis, a project by Catholic Extension, also made an appearance, getting a little preview of the work! For more pictures and stories, click here >>
And finally, HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, GENEVIEVE!