For her Feast Day on January 23 “Making Spirits Bright” event we again invited local service organizations to come to the museum and meet potential volunteers and donors, giving them a platform to share their missions. Twelve different organizations were represented including David’s Refuge, ARISE and CancerConnects.
Kate Mahoney participated in the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference, representing the shrine and museum. She also traveled to Hawaii for the second Damien/Marianne conference and we made arrangements for her to stay in Kalaupapa for a couple of days where she recorded excerpts from Sister Leopoldina’s journals at relevant locations for use in future exhibits.
In 2018 we kicked off “Her Light Still Shines” campaign. The image and messaging represent the continued legacy of Saint Marianne in individuals and organizations that care for the outcasts of today’s society.
The annual brick blessing in the Saint Marianne garden took place in May, coinciding with St. Joseph’s wellness week and we added one of many talks and book signings by Kate Mahoney
Our one-woman show, November’s Song continued its limited run with multiple performances including St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Basilica in Syracuse, and St. Mary’s Church. Also, for prosperity and the archives, we had a recording made of the play with the help of Christian Brothers Academy.