Celebrating God’s Creation
The Season of Creation is a time set aside by the Church to honor God through his creation of nature and all living beings. It started on September 1, which is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ended on October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Like his namesake St. Francis of Assisi, our Pope has a love for the natural world, and here at the Jeanne Jugan Center we share this as well. Along with taking steps to preserve resources, we used this Season of Creation to reflect on and thank God for the bounty and beauty in nature.
We are blessed to have beautiful grounds where our Residents can enjoy nature – a pond, 23 acres of trees and flowers, birds, ducks, and fish. We planted several new trees on our grounds this year, and celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by dedicating one of them with a plaque commemorating the Little Sisters’ arrival in the U.S. 150 years ago.
Our Residents are enjoying the change of seasons and the accompanying arrival of the crisp, autumn air. We wish you many blessings, and especially during the upcoming season of Thanksgiving, know that you are remembered in our grateful prayers.