Monday, September 14, 2015

A Weekend of Roses

This weekend we hosted two lovely events, both highlighted by roses and roses and roses.

The first was the funeral of Lucille Powers, longtime teacher at St. Benedict Academy, which was followed by a stint as Food Service Manager at Mount St. Benedict. Her funeral and following luncheon brought beautiful hot pink, white tipped roses to both the chapel and to our dining room, as one single rose in a bud vase graced every table. One of our sisters, who was a friend of Lucille's for 49 years, gave touchingly personal reflections as part of the service.

The next day our roses turned white as Lakeland Area Hospice held its annual Memorial Service for the families of over 80 people they accompanied during the past 12 months. One of our sisters is their recently retired chaplain and she has offered our prayer space and dining room for their event for a number of years. A large crowd attended and, as you can see below, a large bouquet of white roses was the flower of the day.