Happy 105th Birthday Eva!

“Fairy tales can come true It can happen to you when you’re young at heart…. And if you should survive to 105 Look at all you’ll derive out of being alive And here is the best part, you have a head start If you are among the very young at heart” Frank Sinatra could have Read more…

Talents, Treasures and a True Family Spirit

It’s hard to keep a surprise in our Home of 98 Residents, 120 employees, 40 Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) members and over a hundred volunteers. But, miraculously we did it! On Thursday, June 22, we surprised Mother Maria Christine with a Talent Show in celebration of her Feast Day. Jeanne Jugan (Summer Hospitality intern, Katie) Read more…

250 Years of Service

By Diana Olson, Dr. of Development “In the presence of the Blessed Trinity and of Mary Immaculate, I renew with all my heart my profession of the evangelical counsels, and promise God to observe faithfully the vows of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and Hospitality which I have made forever in the Congregation of the Little Sisters Read more…

Love Bears All Things

By Catherine Plishka “Love Bears All Things, Believes All Things, Hopes All Things, Endures All Things.” 1 Cor. 13:7 Many married couples celebrate milestone anniversaries together: 25, 30, even 40 and sometimes 50. But Jack and Ellarita, Residents at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Palatine, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 3. Read more…

Mother’s Day Tea

One of our favorite traditions is our Mother and Daughter Tea. It is a Mother’s Day celebration of our ladies who are mothers, or like mothers to us! In preparation for this popular event, we received a special treat from students of Tricoci University who traveled to our Home to give us manicures. Wanting to Read more…

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