By Bill Cook, development director
Every year on March 19, the Little Sisters celebrate St. Joseph Feast Day by inviting the Bishop and Priests of our Diocese to our Home for liturgy and a luncheon. St. Joseph holds a special place in the hearts and history of the Little Sisters, as he has always been their great provider.
Saint Jeanne Jugan had a special devotion to St. Joseph. Through his powerful protection she confided all her undertakings and all her cares. She placed herself completely in his care and always considered him as the great provider of the little family of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
This year we were blessed to have Bishop Daniel E. Thomas and many priests from our Diocese join us for a beautiful liturgy to celebrate the spirit of St. Joseph. Bishop Thomas reminded us in his homily that although Saint Joseph is not credited with one word in the gospels, he was a Strong and Silent force in the life of Christ. St. Joseph’s resolute service to the Holy Family is a model for all of us in giving our lives in service to others. Following this example, the Priests in attendance helped serve our Residents at their luncheon. The Bishop also spent private time visiting our infirmed Residents and prayed with them.