Monthly Archive June 2014

The Beat of a Different Drum

By Cindy DeLuca, Activity Director Have you heard of the new craze?  It’s drumming, or drum circles. In order to keep up with the latest, we dusted off our drum collection and decided to do some drumming ourselves. Our humble beginning started with Resident Bob Yarbourgh who loves rock music.  We gave him a CD Read more…

Holy Hill

By Cindy DeLuca, Activity Director     Each year a group of pilgrims from our Home make a trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, otherwise known as Holy Hill. This year’s trip on June 18th began rather eventful with road construction and a thunder storm. Three and half-hours Read more…

The Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Part I Laughter was contagious on Tuesday, June 9, as a small group of Residents gathered outside to enjoy some gardening fun. The beautiful sunshine brought new life to all of us who are still winter weary and automatically transformed us into smiling beacons of joy. This perfect day inspired us to transform two bare, Read more…

“Adieu,” Until We Meet Again

          A standard component of formation in religious life is an “apostolate:” a chance to gain ministerial experience and serve others outside of one’s religious house.  As postulants (men in initial formation) with the Conventual Franciscans, we conducted our apostolate this year at St. Joseph Home for the Elderly. Each Wednesday, we participated Read more…