- How does the experiences come into your life?
- What really is the experiences?
- How does the experience affected you?
- What is the meaning of the experience for you?
- How does that meaning shape your life?
Friday, August 20, 2010
Programs on Aging Gracefully
- To give an opportunity to an individual person to reflect and appreciate her/his journey of life.
- To give a sense of awareness to an individual person that each person has a “sacred”story to tell and to share.
- To empower each person to express her/his journey in “color” in the form of arts.
- To empower each person to appreciate her/his own uniqueness of others’ journeys.
- To empower an individual person to gather the positive experiences and to say a proper goodbye to the negative experiences.
- To express the positive feeling in the form of expressive arts.
- To encourage each person's unique expression in the beating of the drums.
- To promote harmony among in the group to the sacred sound of the drums.
- To appreciate her/his own uniqueness and others feeling.
- To empower an individual person to weave the lived experiences in spirit and truth.
- To affirm the positive integration at this time of lived experiences.
Materials needed: 2 Canvas for the expressive arts activity.
Brushes and watercolors.
Why you should try the Wisdom of the Sacred Drums?
- Enhances sense of community among elderly individuals.
- Creates engaging & positive experiences for elderly individuals.
- Communicate your deep seated commitment to the spiritual well being of elderly individuals.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sister Jane Frances Hauser, RSM, 94
Sister of Mercy Jane Frances Hauser died Feb. 8, 2010. She was 94.
Sister Hauser entered the congregation in 1934 from Rochester’s Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, professing her perpetual vows on June 1, 1935.
She taught religion and science in various schools, including Aquinas Institute, Rochester; Our Lady of Mercy High School, Brighton; and Notre Dame High School, Elmira. Sister Hauser held several positions on the Sisters of Mercy leadership team as well as administrative roles in the retired community.
She is survived by her nephews; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and her sisters in the congregation.
Sister Hauser’s funeral liturgy was celebrated at Mercy Center in Brighton on Feb. 13, 2010, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
She produced two beautiful paintings. She was able to play the drum. Working with her enabled me to produce a DVDof her " "Joan's spiritual journey harmonized through sacred drumming, art and reflective discussion."
"Joan I will continue to miss you"- Abas, Dec 2009.