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Monday, February 18, 2019

Religious Observance



Faith and Religious Observance help to sustain and nourish many of our residents as we believe complete health includes spiritual care.  St. Francis Home welcomes people of all faiths and offers daily Catholic Mass and the rosary in our Chapel.

Spiritual guidance and other Sacraments such as the anointing of the sick are provided by our Chaplain, Father Thai.


Monthly Lutheran Services, a weekly Bible study for Catholic and Christians alike, and spiritual songfests, are all part of our service to our residents.  


 Caring For Our Elderly:

A hindrance or an aid to self-development

by Khiugiangliu Zofia Gonmei, Allied Health Sciences

skilled registered nurses1To care for someone who once cared for us is the highest honour. Getting old is an inevitable process. It is inherent to human being. And with old age comes maturity, wisdom and respectability. Elderly people are precious. They are the revered members of our family, wise sages and keeper of traditions. They are a goldmine storehouse of knowledge.

Personally, I feel caring for the elderly aids to self-development. Old-age is a time when they need help in things they effortlessly do by themselves before. It is a time when they need attention and affection.

Elderly are the truest form of wisdom. They have lived for a long time- from generations to generations. They teach us respect, perseverance, wisdom. By being with them and caring for them establish relationships. Connecting with them we learn to grow. We learn patience and tolerance by caring for them. As they have lived long they know life very well. They have been through the ups and downs of life. We learn how to face problems- we learn everyone have to face problems and anyone can overcome it. Elderly people love to share. They deal with things very deeply. They teach us to look at things in a deeper level rather than waddling in the shallow pool. Elderly helps us to see people as well as ourselves differently- in a good way. There teach us that that there is so much more to things as well as people than they appear. We learn our identity and discover who we really are by being with them. We become more self aware and wiser through all the things they teach and do. Through their actions we imbibe better the seeds they sown Through their calmness and serenity from all the experiences and lessons they have learnt and gathered through the years they provide us a better platform for us follow and imitate as actions speak louder than words. Caring for them benefits us in many ways and prepares us to face life and overcome it. All the little things that we learnt through caring strengthens us and help us to live life in fulfilment and satisfaction; storing all the things that we learnt and doing it.

Elderly teach us the value of family, relationships and life. As humans are industrious being- we don’t like to feel stagnant. We love progress. And through progress we win. Caring for the elders help us to grow in many ways which altogether lead to who we are. We owe to them. We will not be here if it were not for them.

It is everyone’s responsibility to grow into a respectable elder- someone whom we can go to for help and counsel. And as no man is an island and he is constantly shaped and influenced by the experience of life he go through , it is very important that he get the right experience and counsel by being with the diamonds, and storehouse of wisdom and goodness- the elderly!

World Day of the Sick

Message from Pope Francis: February 11, 2019 

A spirit of generosity ought especially to inspire Catholic healthcare institutions, whether in the more developed or the poorer areas of our world, since they carry out their activity in the light of the Gospel. Catholic facilities are called to give an example of self-giving, generosity and solidarity in response to the mentality of profit at any price, of giving for the sake of getting, and of exploitation over concern for people.

I urge everyone, at every level, to promote the culture of generosity and of gift, which is indispensable for overcoming the culture of profit and waste. Catholic healthcare institutions must not fall into the trap of simply running a business; they must be concerned with personal care more than profit. We know that health is relational, dependent on interaction with others, and requiring trust, friendship and solidarity. It is a treasure that can be enjoyed fully only when it is shared. The joy of generous giving is a barometer of the health of a Christian.

  • Testimonials from our families.........

    There aren’t enough words to express our gratefulness to the entire staff of St. Francis Home. You took care of mom with kid gloves and lots of love & friendship. We are so grateful. God Bless all of you.
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