Our preparation for Lent and Holy Week has been very poignant this year.We saw Jesus before our very eyes and with him an entourage of holy men and woman and a few children too. We also saw soldiers prodding him on to Calvary. On the evening of April 20, before a crowded audience, a re-enactment of Our Lord’s Passion entitled, The Road to Calvary, came to life in our auditorium complete with The Blessed Mother, Veronica, Simon of Cyrene, and Joseph of Aramethia.
A young man named Joseph DeCant immersed himself in the role of Jesus—spiritually and physically—even growing a beard. Ashley Brock, a schoolteacher and volunteer, played the pivotal role of “the Jester,” whose words sewed the scenes together like a seamless garment. Cleveland Zollicoffer, Jr. another volunteer-turned-actor proved his versatility by playing two different roles—a page and a soldier. John Henderson, our faithful volunteer pianist, created the perfect ambiance with his expertise at the piano. Our dear Residents, some of whom were moved to tears by their roles, played all the other parts!
A round of applause goes to our Activities team—Joyce Miles and Liz Lofton, and a special thank you to Resident Maria Ruhland for designing the costumes and allowing us to use her first communion veil for the Blessed Mother.
We are very grateful to the Residents who have helped us feel more deeply Jesus’ deep love for each of us.
“Jesus said to her;
‘I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live,
Even though he dies;
And whoever lives and believes in me
Will never die.’”