Cabrini of Westchester’s chapel was filled with joy on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Fr. Edwin Robinson, OFM, Director of Pastoral Care and Lorraine Campanelli, Director of Cabrini Immigration Services, joined together to put on a special program called “Heart and Soul” in honor of the Feast Day.
Volunteers took part in the service which captivated all in attendance with the inclusion of a transformative visualization exercise, poetry reading, hand clapping and tambourine playing to the soulful piano and violin accompaniment.
At the end of the program, Father Edwin blessed the animals that were present followed by a stroll through the first floor of the nursing home to bless the birds and the fish who reside at Cabrini as well as the koi in the outside pond.
Closing the ceremony was a moving blessing of Cabrini’s new peace pole which was recently erected near the entrance of the Home. It was a beautiful service and the joy of all in attendance was palpable. It was apparent to all on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi that the Lord had indeed made each of us “an instrument of his peace”.