From the bottom of our hearts….
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
There is nothing that brings more hope in moments of despair, than kind words and genuine support from others.
The current situation has proved immensely painful for all members of St. Joseph’s community. The Little Servant Sisters, the staff and the families of residents have all had to face illness, death, and the forcible evacuation of our beloved seniors, all within the period of one month. These events have brought much sorrow and distress upon all of us, but thanks to the shared bereavement, together we will cope with the common grief of losing people who had been so dear to us. The words of comfort and the constant support coming from the seniors’ relatives have given the sisters a sense of community and the strength to hope for better days when the residents will finally return to st. Joe’s.
Following the series of events that took place due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the sisters have had to remain in lockdown. Without sufficient supplies, they had to rely solely on the goodwill of others to get through those trying times. And as always, the families of St. Joe’s Community did not disappoint. The families have shown as much selflessness and offered the kind of care that the sisters had been giving their relatives for years. In addition to the moral support and a large number of emails and telephone calls which the sisters receive every day, the families also make deliveries and provide the sisters with warm, homemade meals. One of the families has also set up a donation page on gofundme.com to raise the necessary funds for the sanitation and restorative services. This all acts of support St. Joseph’s facility helped with the reopening and enabled the residents to return home.
“Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions.” Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Though the current situation may seem unjust and arouse a lot of negative emotions, it is crucial to remember that only acts of love, gratitude, and appreciation for one another will help us get through. Now more than ever before, we need to practice grace, empathy, and compassion towards ourselves and others. We will get through this moment in time together.
We would like to sincerely thank you for your continued prayers and your generous support for St. Joseph’s Senior Home. Good people like you are God’s reminder that there are angels who walk this earth. Thank you for the kindness that you have shown to our Facility.
We will never forget it. We keep you all in our daily prayers!
The Little Servant Sisters of The Immaculate Conception
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