Category Archives: Faith

Season’s Greetings!

We love Christmastime here at St. George Village and our festive lobby shows it! From the nativity scene to our two-story tree, we are celebrating the joy of each and every day of this holiday season.

We wish all of you a blessed, peaceful and joyful Christmas!

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O Christmas Tree

Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree. Walking toward his home one winter evening, composing a sermon, he was awed by the brilliance of stars twinkling amidst evergreens. To recapture the scene for his family, he erected a tree in the main room and wired its branches with lighted candles.
—The History Channel

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Celebrating the “First 100” Years

Centenarian or 99+ year-old teen? Those who know Gertrude “Trudy” Melun are hard-pressed to believe that this young lady with such a zest for life just celebrated her 100th birthday!

Known for her signature, “Hey lady!” Trudy greets everyone with a smile and is beloved by family and friends. She is interesting and interested, staying informed about local, national and international news as well as what’s going on with her family, friends, and fellow residents and the staff at SGV. Trudy’s strong faith and love for her church guide her as she seeks to make the most of every day.

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Sharing Warmth and Smiles

Pictured here are Rev. Edward O' Conner, a retired priest living at St. George Village, with a group of children from Queen of Angels Catholic School at the blessing of the Linus blankets.

Recently, children from Queen of Angels Catholic School visited St. George Village to help make blankets for the Linus Project, a national nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need.

The children, 56 in all, came in groups on November 5, 6, 12 and 13. A dozen SGV residents, along with several of the mothers of the children, made a total of 68 blankets. After making the blankets, the children took them to the chapel at SGV, where a priest blessed both children and blankets. Then, everyone enjoyed a reception with refreshments.

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Older and Younger Generations Partner on Project to Help Others

Mary Apps (right) shows a first grade student how to tie the edges of a Linus blanket, which will be given to a child in need.

One of the volunteer activities St. George Village resident Mary Apps loves most is making blankets for the Linus Project, a national nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. (The concept is based on the Peanuts cartoon character, Linus, and his trusty security blanket.)

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On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward Men

The Story Of Christmas
From Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.  And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Let us give thanks for all that we have. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at St. George Village!

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own.

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