July 27, 2011
Sr. Diane’s love for the elderly is readily apparent. Her bubbly personality and contagious laughter fills St. Joseph’s Home with much happiness. As Director of Nursing, Sister’s joyfulness brings the spirit of Jeanne Jugan to our elderly Residents who are in need. Additionally, as the facilitator for the Association Jeanne Jugan and Vocation Coordinator, she brings that same spirit to the people who aspire to serve those in need. On Wednesday July 27th, we came together to celebrate Sr. Diane’s 25 years as a Little Sister of the Poor. Bishop Barry C. Knestout presided over the Eucharistic liturgy, as Sister’s family from Arizona and many friends joined in prayers of Thanksgiving for Sr. Diane’s Silver Jubilee. The Mass was followed by a luncheon, with special entertainment provided by the nursing staff, our Residents and members of the Association Jeanne Jugan.
“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in Love in a quite absolute final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will effect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything. Pedro Arrupe, SJ.
Above: Sister Diane with her family, Bishop Knestout, Mother Marguerite and Mother Provincial Maria Christine Joseph.
Left, (l to r): Mother Provincial Maria Christine Joseph, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, Sister Diane and Mother Marguerite. Bishop Knestout is an auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C. and a friend of our Sisters there. Sister Diane previously served in Washington.