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A Minute With Sister Mary

Last month, St. Ann’s Center received a visit from a former resident who had lived with us as a young child years ago. This visit was her first in decades. We had a wonderful time touring St. Ann’s, recounting her memories of being cared for here, and discussing how St. Ann’s has adapted and evolved into 2022.

At the end of our visit, she asked our staff a simple question: “How can I help?”

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Photo of a sunflower, backlit by a summer sunset

You may know that we celebrated St. Ann’s Day on July 26 – our annual summer celebration with resident families, children in our Child Care Center, and St. Ann’s staff. This event – hosted here at St. Ann’s – includes fun activities and games, food and drink, and of course, ice cream. The day also offered two particularly special moments which have stayed with me over the last week.

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yellow flowers against a blue sky with white clouds
Photo of white wildflowers in a green field.
Photo of daisies in a green field.

This week, St. Ann’s Center staff and residents marked Ash Wednesday with an intimate distribution of ashes in our Chapel. As we gathered, we also recognized that this first day of Lent fell against a backdrop of great need in our world – especially the need for prayers of peace for the people of Ukraine. (Continued...)

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Hello from St. Ann's Center! I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. On February 1, we marked the Feast of St. Brigid, an early Irish saint known for her creative problem-solving and regarded as a patroness of women and children. I can only imagine that if St. Brigid lived in Hyattsville today, she would find unique ways to assist St. Ann’s Center’s mission! (Continued...)

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