Those of us of a certain age have dutifully read in college the brilliant novel, The Plague, by Albert Camus. Considered by critics to be one of the best literary works of the second half of the 20th century, the book describes the onset and spread of a fictional bubonic plague in an Algerian [...]
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This beautiful expression of appreciation was made one of our youngest supporters! She made this poster for staff after she learned why Direct Support Professionals and Nurses, etc. all have to come to work no matter what. We thank all of our staff for continuing to provide loving care for our vulnerable men and [...]
There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness … this is true for me in everyday life. Some people think that these virtues are a sign of weakness, but for those of us who do this work, we know that compassion, empathy and forgiveness are the way to [...]
SIMPLICITY, PATIENCE, COMPASSION ...these three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu The simplicity of trees standing still and remaining strong, knowing that God will provide their needs for nourishment. The patience the tree must have to wait during a long interval without rain … yet the compassion to still find the strength to provide [...]
This years Rooted in Mission theme is Journey with Compassion - chosen to shed light upon this aspect of our mission and help us to reflect together on how our work on behalf of persons with disabilities is a sacred calling, a vocation to ministry. “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in [...]
Thursday, May 2, 2019 was Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our Communities were honored to host Elaine Culberston (pictured on left), Executive Director of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants. On this special memorial day, we learned of the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World [...]
There is no greater LOVE than the love GOD has for each and every one of us. As I often reflect on the many blessings God has bestowed upon me and my family, I have come to realize that most of the time, He has done so through connecting me with individuals with disabilities. [...]
Catholic identity is at the root of who we are, and the call of Jesus to serve defines our daily work. Our “Rooted in Mission” initiative reminds us each day that we are rooted in faith, and that our legacy of faith compels us to serve our brothers and sisters living with disabilities, and [...]
On 11/4/18, The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence held a prayer service to remember DG/DPV staff, residents, and family members who passed away since November 2017.
A Fatima Fun Day was held on Friday, August 17th at The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence Day Programs located in Secane, PA. By Friday afternoon, the employment workshop activities for that week are completed allowing for creative ways for our participants to have fun. The Fun Day included activities such as bingo, hangman, [...]