Monthly Archive August 2013

A Visit from the Little Flowers

On Friday, August 16th , the Little Flowers Girls Club from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Crystal Lake, IL paid us a visit. The Little Flowers are dedicated to teaching young girls Catholic virtues under the guidance of St. Theresa the Little Flower. It is incredible how much St. Theresa and St. Jeanne Jugan Read more…

The Poor Clare Monastery

On Wednesday August 14th, a group of Residents and volunteers made a pilgrimage to The Poor Clare Monastery in Palos Park. The Poor Clares are a cloistered Congregation of Religious Sisters that began in the early 1200’s, when St. Clare of Assisi embraced the spiritual and physical poverty taught by Saint Francis and became the Read more…

Palatine Hometown Pride Award!

Sr. Pauline accepts the Palatine Hometown Pride Award from Mayor Jim Schwantz.   Thanks to our wonderful volunteer “garden angels” and our meticulous staff, St. Joseph’ s Home was awarded 2nd place in the Business Category of the 2013 Palatine Hometown Pride Award. This award was created to honor properties in Palatine that have beautiful landscaping Read more…

“We must always say Blessed be God!” St. Jeanne Jugan

In this Year of Faith and in anticipation of St. Jeanne Jugan’s Feast day on August 30th, we are holding many special Jeanne Jugan events during the entire month of August.  A Jeanne Jugan Museum has been set up near the main entrance (the Gift Shop Room) of our Home.  We hope that you will Read more…