A Salute to Moms and Sisters

Posted by Patty from Team MISSIO on May 25, 2018 4:34:45 PM

While I typically don’t enjoy celebrating Mother’s Day, this year was quite the exception – a welcome change from my usual last minute scramble to book a restaurant big enough to hold my own family, as well as all my in-laws. After spending a quiet morning with my husband and two sons, my sister Cathy and I attended a special Mother’s Day Tea at Rosary Hill Home, a hospice run by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne for those who have incurable cancer (my mom was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in October 2017). 

The Sisters pulled out all the stops – there were a large variety of teas, coffee and an overabundance of desserts. Best of all, the Sisters came to the event wearing custom-made hats, each reflecting that Sister's unique personality.  My mom’s primary caregiver, Sister Diana Marie, wore a lovely straw hat adorned with tulle and flowers that she later shared with my mom.

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Topics: Mission, Rose Hawthorne, Mother's Day, Mother Mary Alphonsa, Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, glioblastoma, Mission Hospital, Missionary Sisters, Religious Sisters, Catholic Missions

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