Sixty Years In the Lord’s Service
Yesterday, the Little Sisters and Residents joyfully celebrated the 60th anniversary of Sr. Elisabeth Anne’s profession as a Little Sister of the Poor, while observing our social distancing procedures. Sr. Elisabeth Anne’s faith journey began as a young girl growing up in a loving and supportive family in California and eventually brought her to the Brooklyn Province of the Little Sisters of the Poor. How blessed we are indeed to have our dear Sister at Queen of Peace.
Sr. Elisabeth Anne has been a tireless worker to provide for the needs of our elderly Residents, whether those needs amounted to securing food, produce and dry goods’, securing transportation to assist our Residents with meeting their outside medical appointments; the creation of beautiful gardens throughout our grounds, and the constant display of the varied assortment of fresh flowers and plants throughout our Home. And we can never forget her famous recipe for the baking of our traditional scones which have been a favorite of our Residents and friends for generations!
In addition, it is Sr. Elisabeth Anne who makes sure all of the prayer intentions we receive from Residents and friends for the Feast Day of St. Jeanne Jugan, are respectfully delivered to the foot of the statue of St. Jeanne Jugan on our altar during the Feast Day Mass celebration.
While Sister’s 60th year of service had been overshadowed to some extent by our efforts to fight the pandemic, including the canceling of our Golf Outing at which Sr. Elisabeth Anne was to be our honoree, she has met the distraction with her instinctive dedication to our Residents and her usual good humor and ever-present smile.
May the good Lord continue to bless and watch over our dear Sr. Elisabeth Anne as she continues on her remarkable faith journey in service to the elderly poor.