Throughout the year, elders bring joy and happiness within the walls of Nazareth Home. Spreading light, laughter and kindness to everyone they encounter is part of everyday life in our communities. While 2020 has been a year of social distancing and challenges, it has also been a year when the elders’ light has shown brightest.
During this time, the elders have taught us about how they have survived hard times in the past, how to keep our faith strong and to take time to laugh and have fun no matter the circumstance. They have brought comfort and wisdom to all.
The winter solstice is December 21, the longest night of the year. On this night, we are bringing the elders’ light outside for all to see. At each campus, we will light a luminary in honor of the elders living at Nazareth Home. As they have warmed our hearts all year, we hope this show of lights will warm your hearts and be a reminder to let your light shine as we enter this new year.
Aligning with the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close that they will appear to form a “double planet,” otherwise known as the Christmas star. This alignment hasn’t happened in 800 years and won’t be seen again until 2080. How special that on the night we honor the elders, the Christmas star will also shine bright for all to see, representing hope, love, joy and peace.
Join us as we share with the world the light we see each day within our communities. Drive by either campus on December 21, from 5 – 7 p.m., and enjoy the lights!
Merry Christmas and Happy 2021!