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Homegrown Story: Saint Patrick Home and "New Normal"

Sister Helena - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Photo Courtesy: Saint Patrick Home, Bronx, NY


The ongoing CoVid-19 pandemic dominates the headlines around the world. As the Carmelite Sisters, who serve our frail elderly in long term care facilities, we adjust to infection control guidelines established by federal and state authorities to protect our vulnerable residents. Saint Patrick Home does just that. Creative ways of conducting activities most important to our residents and making sure for continuity of care while implementing social distancing, a "new normal" has evolved as you can see from these photos!

Social Distancing while playing BingoSr. Kevin Patricia announcing Bingo televised with residentsResidents social distancing playing Bingo
Carmelite Sisters reciting the Rosary televised for Residents in their roomsSr. Luke Mary offers Spiritual Communion prayer in Spanish.
Sister Dianne crowns Our Lady televised for our Residents in their roomsSr. Bernadette Therese
Carmelite Sisters at the Crowning of Our LadySt. Patrick Resident crowning Our Lady
Staff member at Happy Mother's Day display
Pastoral Care and Recreation Team on Mother's DayServing ice cream on Mother's Day- The New Normal


Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. commented on 12-May-2020 06:55 PM
I really enjoyed these pictures which put a face on the new normal and all of the work of the Sisters and Staff to minister to the elderly residents. God bless them all and keep them safe.

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