Josephine Birchmeier

November 15, 2017

Last week she peeled and chopped a bushel of apples to make apple sauce, no easy task for a women who’s hands, fingers, shoulders and more can be painfully uncooperative due to the effects of Lupus. She delivered containers of apple sauce around the Motherhouse and to Sisters who live on the memory loss floor of Aquinata Hall.

Sisters respond positively to the apple sauce, home-baked bread and jam, and pies Sr. Josephine makes to share. “The nurses and other care-providers say that these foods must conjure up joyful and comforting memories,” says Sr. Josephine.