On Saturday June, 25, 2011, Fr. James Delaney, C.S.Sp. presided over a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Mary Timothy de St. Jean Baptise. Surrounded by her Little Sisters, family (many of whom traveled from Ireland and Boston), Residents and friends, Sr. Mary Timothy renewed her profession which she made for the first time on October 17, 1961, and promised God to observe faithfully the vows of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and Hospitality.
Not many people can resist Sr. Mary Timothy’s lively Irish brogue and kind heart. We have been blessed with Sister’s wisdom and examples of deep faith. She has a special talent of culinary skills and has directed the kitchen at St. Joseph’s Home for the last 20 years. Her homemade Irish scones and breads are famous and were recently featured online on the Chicagonow.com website
When Sr. Mary Timothy isn’t in the kitchen, she will most likely be found visiting our Residents or praying in the chapel. With a deep devotion to St. Joseph and a direct line to him, she witnesses many miracles at St. Joseph’s Home. It is common knowledge that every morning, the kitchen routine begins with prayer and a hymn of praise.
In celebration of this momentous occasion we enjoyed entertainment from the Dooley Brothers and our own St. Joseph’s Home Players. Plus, an unexpected guest (a life-size leprechaun) arrived with a special Irish blessing for Sr. Mary Timothy.
“Irish Hospitality means offering every guest the same welcome you would offer Christ himself. Open heart and hearth in the spirit of hospitality. A hundred thousand welcomes are none too many for the wayfarer at the door.”