The Chaplain’s Corner: What’s Behind Our Open Doors

I didn’t see it–but the “Things to Do List” for the reopening of St. Ann Center was probably longer than Santa’s list of good girls and boys! Sr. Edna and staffers were meticulous while working on building updates, completing mounds of paperwork and learning and teaching issues pertinent to COVID-19. So all is going very well.

Hurrying to complete everything in time for our reopening took more than your average level of perseverance. The efforts were herculean and inspirational. Plenty of hope, dedication and optimism was swirling around St. Ann Center during our temporary closure. And good news! It still is.

As I write this, I’m smiling as I listen to our clients laughing and having a great time over lunch. Such a sweet sound! We are grateful to see these wonderful people returning and look forward to the day when more will fill the rooms, as safety allows. In the meantime, it’s a blessing to witness clients renewing their friendships and enjoying each other’s company while remaining safe during this unprecedented time in history.

Oh God, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the many ways you have blessed St. Ann Center. May you continue to bless our clients, their families and caregivers, and all our staff and volunteers. Amen.

Peace,

Rodican Rose

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