Members of the Mullen Home family were on the hunt- a scavenger hunt that is! In preparation of St.Jeanne Jugan’s feast day on August 30th, friends around the home engaged in a scavenger hunt for items representing St. Jeanne Jugan’s life. Residents gathered outside the auditorium in hopeful expectation before Sister Emmanuel gave the cue to start the search. They searched high and low throughout the hallways to find well-hidden wrapped items, gathering back in the auditorium after all had been found.
Back in the auditorium, one-by-one, Residents unwrapped their newly found treasures. With each item, Mother Cornelia read a short description of why each item expressed St. Jeanne Jugan’s life and work. Mysterious items such as a grain of wheat, a picture of the Holy Father, a loaf of bread, and a Rosary, soon combined to have meaning in light of St. Jeanne Jugan’s humble work!
After all the items had been unwrapped and described, a friendly and intense competition began. Mother read questions about St. Jeanne Jugan’s life, such as “what famous author visited a Little Sisters of the Poor home?” From there, Residents pondered, raised hands, and answered questions with quick wit and excellent knowledge of St. Jeanne Jugan striving to win the items collected from the scavenger hunt. What would seem to even be impossible questions were answered perfectly with the Residents’ good knowledge (and a little help from some friends!). Two Residents were at a tie for the number of questions answered, and everyone was on the edge of their seats for the tie-breaker trivia question. While the winner received the basket of prizes, she readily shared her winnings with her fellow scavenger-hunters in a way that would make St. Jeanne Jugan smile.
The afternoon search and trivia concluded with well-deserved root beer floats for all the participants, renewed (or new) knowledge of St. Jeanne Jugan, and a refreshed love to ask for her intercession. Saint Jeanne Jugan, pray for us