Sr. Bernadette Brazil, who coordinated the hospitality for the celebration at St. Ann’s, and the other sisters and companions at St. Ann’s graciously welcomed each person. Lovely azaleas and the new companions’ prayer card commemorating the 25th anniversary graced the gathering room and dining room tables. The celebration began in chapel which was adorned with an abundance of flowers.
After we prayed grace, we headed out for our picnic lunch. Everyone enjoyed delicious hamburgers and hot dogs barbequed by Colin Brown, a Portland companion, and Paul St. Clair who is Pat St. Clair’s husband. Both Pat and Paul are Tacoma companions. The Portland companions provided salads and desserts. After a delightful lunch, we had time to visit with one another and enjoy the lovely environment at St. Ann’s.