The arts. For some, they provide enlightenment. For others, it’s inspiration. And for some people, the arts simply provide entertainment. At Holy Family Residence, we were lucky enough to experience all of those emotions recently as we were treated to a play about St. Jeanne Jugan and at our Residents’ annual art show.
In celebration of St. Jeanne Jugan’s birthday on October 25, several of our Residents, Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ) members, volunteers, and staff performed a short play about the life of St. Jeanne Jugan. And because it was so well received, the group did an encore performance for Mother Provincial Margaret Regina when she visited our home this month.
In the play, which was adapted from “In the Evening of Life” by AJJ member Anne Armezzani, the audience learned about Jeanne’s humble beginnings in a small town in revolutionary France and how she went on to found the Little Sisters of the Poor. The audience really enjoyed the show and of course our Residents’ really enjoyed performing it for them.
Later in the month, our Residents’ once again displayed their creativity at the second annual Holy Family Residence art show. Organized by Resident Judy Contessa, nearly 60 artists participated in the event. This select group of artists comprised of Residents, staff members, family, and friends enjoyed displaying their works for the approximately 50 individuals who attended the show. As our special patrons browsed the various works, they were treated to light piano music performed by students from Marywood University and the University of Scranton and a refreshment reception following the show.
As you can see in the photos, we have some very talented people at our home who are so happy to share their talents!
Until next time,