In Washington DC we closed the 150th anniversary year with an outdoor street fair in front of our home. The idea was actually born from a conversation between a Resident and a Little Sister on July 4th. Carl noted that July 4 was also the feast of St Elizabeth of Portugal, and then agreed with Sister that probably not too many people were focused on her that day, in the midst of their Independence Day picnics. “Yes,” he said, “our thoughts and priorities are definitely different from most people!”
We spent the afternoon visiting a number of booths that represented a variety of locations across the United States, and the saints associated with those areas who were instrumental in bringing the Good News of the Gospel to the USA. We had biographical displays, games and refreshments related to each location. Everyone had a great time!