We recently celebrated our fourth cottage opening! Guadalupe Cottage opened with fanfare as Marie Cusick (celebrating her 100th birthday) had the honor of presiding over the ribbon cutting ceremony. Residents, friends, volunteers, staff and Little Sisters enjoyed the much anticipated day. Music was provided by our friend, DJ Dean, as cake and ice cream were served.
Guadalupe Cottage Residents were excited to be able to “go back home.” After residing in John Paul II during the reconstruction, the Residents seemed in awe at the beauty and comforts of the new cottage. Warm, calming colors, spacious rooms and glistening hard wood floors help create the comfortable home-like environment for our assisted living Residents.
This was the fourth cottage to be completed as part of our Capital Campaign. The needs of our Residents have been met, and we now look forward to the start of Phase II of the campaign. Focusing on the renovation of the convent (which is in great need of repair), we look forward to creating new living and working areas for the Sisters along with a new chapel. The renovations will include study and living areas for the postulants who will spend six months caring for the Residents before going to the novitiate in New York.
This is an exciting time for the Residents and Little Sisters. We depend on the support of our benefactors, and the opening of our fourth cottage is a testament to the generosity and goodness of those who support our mission of caring for the elderly poor.