Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Visit to the Marion Center

Last week, I was invited to visit the Marion Center, run by the Sisters of St. Joseph B. Cottolengo of Italy, who came to  Miami, at the request of Bishop Coleman Carroll in 1963 to develop a school and support services for children with intellectual disabilities.  With growth, they have developed in a similar way to us and I met with several of their Sisters. Under the vibrant leadership of Sister Lucia, who at age 89, inspires everyone around her with her wisdom, intellect and great sense of humor. Some of our veteran staff may even remember her visit to Hanover a few years ago-she recalled the trip with fondness and even her trip through our tunnels.