St. Jude’s Kids Profit from Retired DHS Project

Sisters woring for St JudeFor the passed few weeks the Activities Club, under the skilled and experienced guidance of Lea Rzeznikiewicz, has been learning new and creative techniques for making goods that will benefit the children at St. Jude’s Center in Tennessee.

The Sisters have learned how to take hard plastic molds of varying shapes and sizes and to transform them into lovely and very practical winter tuques and hats. They have also grown to appreciate today’s kids favorite cartoon characters and heroes and to paste, glue and transfer them onto cardboard and other materials to make bookmarks that could influence and encourage kids to read.

Sisters woring for St JudeThose who have particpated since the beginning are happy to flaunt their end products, especially the hats that have taken on special significance for the hours of tedious work they have required. Sr. Clémence comments that ”I have been looking forward to each class and to sharing the results of my efforts with the others”. Sr. Marie Jeannette says that she has “enjoyed doing these projects and...look forward to what comes next”. Sr. Saundra adds that “I am happy to learn something new and to know that the children will benefit from our efforts”.

Lea has worked with the Sisters at the Provincial House in various capacities for 29 years and is an avid project creator and amateur photographer. She especially enjoys introducing the Sisters to new things and possibilities and assisting them to learn how to turn the products of their imagination into tangible objects and art work.

Sisters woring for St JudeThe photos give a good indication of the interest and satisfaction that these Sisters in ‘retirement’ experience through such creative and varied activities that they can share with the children at St. Jude’s.


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