We rejoice in the birth of light and love. “I am the light of the world.” Jesus tells us. “Whoever follows me will not walk in the darkness.” (John 8:12) Christ’s light and love are with us always, no matter how dark the world may seem, how deep the suffering. As we delight in the coming of our Savior, we rekindle our resolve to follow Jesus and Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi, linking our own light and love with theirs.
You can help be the light for the sisters at Assisi House—sisters who have dedicated their lives to being the light of Christ for others. We are implementing a new, medical alert call bell system that will feature wrist bands to be worn by each sister. This wrist band will allow the sisters to notify staff if help is needed by pushing an alarm that goes directly to the nurses on call. This is a major upgrade as the current bell system is stationary and can only be reached from the bed and/or chair in the sisters’ room. The new call bells will increase the safety of our sisters on all levels—in the dining room, chapel, hallway, or even if out for a walk outdoors. If rung, staff will come to wherever the help is needed—making response times faster and greatly improving the peace of mind and freedom for our sisters.
With your generosity you will add your light and love to Christ’s and our own. Know that we send our heartfelt gratitude, prayers, and blessings to you this Christmas season and throughout the year!