An extra special daytrip
Last year, the Little Sisters of the Poor celebrated 150 years of service in the United States. The first Home for the Aged was founded on Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Today, the building serves as Bushwick Leaders’ High School for Academic Excellence.
On June 15, Residents, accompanied by Little Sisters, Jeanne Jugan Associates and Volunteers, visited the school. One of our volunteers had done service there in his college days and shared his memories of using a floor buffer with the Residents. Considering the layout of the building which was similar in all Homes of the Little Sisters, a Little Sister commented on what she thought would have been on the different floors. One thing that is quite evident is where the chapel was located. It is now a gymnasium but it still has the arches of what was the sanctuary and the credence table is still evident.
On one of the walls on the outside of the building, we could see the impression of a cross imbedded into the wall.
After visiting, all went to lunch at Applebee’s. The lunch was ample and delicious and the camaraderie made it a fun-filled time. Needless to say, the Residents want to do it again!