A Heartwarming Sunday Tradition

Jordyn Reed
Updated: April 05, 2020 06:26 PM
Created: April 05, 2020 04:39 PM

(ABC 6 News) - At Assisi Heights in Rochester, the Sisters of St. Francis will go into quarantine on Monday due to precautions, but were given a sweet and heartwarming send-off right before.

For the last three Sundays, Jan Daly and her family have gathered in the parking lot behind their residence to wave and send loving messages to the Sisters.

Jan said the sisters have been an integral part of her family, helping raise her kids and now her grandkids. So, the weekly gatherings are to help bring joy and show how much the Daly family cares about them.

"They live the vows, they teach the faith the way it should be taught and they live it everyday and we love having our family experience [it]," Daly said. 

The Sisters' home shutdown two weeks ago to visitors to keep them safe, but that also meant Daly and her family could not go and see them for the time being.

"It's been really hard for me personally," Daly said. Then one night, Daly's husband had an idea.

"I was a little weepy one night when I said I couldn't go up to see the sisters and my husband said, 'Well you can wave from the window."

This Sunday, the Daly family met one more time before the quarantine period begins, but this gathering was a little more special since it is Palm Sunday -- which is the start of Holy Week.

"We felt it was an important thing to do for our good, and for the sisters," Daly said. "To bring a little joy to them with everything they do for us. The whole work is going through this right now and whatever we can do to keep each other going is what we have to do."

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