Residents of Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster, New York not only received a beautiful, handcrafted Christmas gift from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, but they also received the gift of prayer.

Sister Ann Helene Koenig, pastoral care associate at The McGuire Group’s Journeys palliative care program together with sisters from St. Mary of the Angels crafted a variety of wooden Christmas decorations for the residents at Harris Hill. As they lovingly crafted the items, the sisters also prayed for each resident.

For more than two years, Sister Ann has given comfort and spiritual guidance to family members and residents who are receiving end-of-life care in the Journeys program at all four of The McGuire Group’s Erie County facilities.

Photo: Jonathan Hart, administrator at Harris Hill Nursing Facility, gratefully accepts the handcrafted gifts presented by Sister Ann Helene Koenig.