Article by Phoenix writer Elizabeth Mooney ’22:
Donned with gloves and masks, and dressed in comfortable clothing, members of Junior Cross spent two days in the Emmanuel kitchen working on a service project for the Queen of Peace Residence located in Queens Village.
The project started with apples gathered from an upstate orchard close to Kellenberg’s retreat house, Founders Hollow, in Accord, New York.
Over a dozen Junior CROSS participants gathered over the course of the two-day service project. The applesauce making was from scratch and the recipe involved peeling, coring, and cooking the apples for the final product.
Bro. Michael Gillen, S.M. had the applesauce delivered to the elderly residents in the nursing home.
The Little Sisters of the Poor was founded in 1839 by Saint Jean Jugan. This mission offers the neediest in society, serving the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.
While the task was tedious at times, the results were delicious!