lunedì 5 ottobre 2009

Sister act

Il Los Angeles Times racconta la storia delle suore di San Pedro. La fondatrice, Jeanne Jugan, sarà canonizzata dal papa la prossima settimana, e le suore da tre mesi raccolgono fondi perché qualcuna di loro possa raggiungere Roma e presenziare alla cerimonia. Tra casinò, salsicce e cappelli da cowboy.
They sold hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs, Italian sausages, omelets, waffles and baked potatoes. They held bake sales, ice cream socials and a rummage sale. Twice they raised money by taking residents to a casino, and last week, in one of their final events, they hosted a country-western hoedown in their auditorium, complete with hay stacks and line dancing. [...] The significance of the canonization was not lost on Inez David, one of two senior center residents flying to Rome for the canonization. Since June, the 82-year-old has worked hard to help the sisters raise money. On a recent Thursday, she eagerly moved about the auditorium, decorating for the hoedown. The next night she planned to arrive with a pistol and a cowboy hat to promote the cause.

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