Nazareth Home honored elders living at their campuses on Monday evening with a drive-by luminary display. While 2020 has been a year of social distancing and challenges, it has also been a year when the elders’ light has shown brightest.
“The elders bring joy and happiness within the walls of Nazareth Home, so we brought the elders’ light outside for all to see,” said Director of Development Roberta Steutermann. “We lit a luminary in honor of each elder living at Nazareth Home. As they have warmed our hearts all year, we hope this show of lights warmed hearts and was a reminder to Louisvillians to let their light shine as we enter the New Year.”
President and CEO Mary Haynes said, “We always learn from the elders living at Nazareth Home, and this year was no exception. In fact, we may have learned more this year than any other. They taught us 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 brought comfort and wisdom to all.”
Lights Over Nazareth took place during the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and when Jupiter and Saturn aligned so closely, they appeared to form a “double planet,” otherwise known as the Christmas star. This alignment has not happened in 800 years and will not be seen again until 2080.
“How special that on the night we honored the elders, the Christmas star also shone brightly for all to see, representing hope, love, joy and peace,” said Haynes.