A Look Back at Francis Week: great talks, celebrations and fun
Francis Week 2021 was full of amazing talks, celebrations, remembrances and fun! Despite our continuing struggles with the pandemic, life feels more and more like it’s getting back almost to normal at St. Francis of Assisi. Here is a look back at the events that made our celebration of our patron saint so special this year:
Two authors came to present their work. On Thursday, September 30th we opened Francis Week with Love in the time of Coronavirus. Dr. Angela Alaimo O’Donnell from Fordham University, came to share some of her poetry from her book of the same name. The poems were written in first year of lockdown right here in New York and they beautifully capture many of the experiences we all shared during this difficult time. Even people who don’t normally attend poetry events were moved by the feelings and memories that Angela’s poems evoked.