On the 21st October, St. Teresa’s Home celebrated the Harvest Day.
The majority of the residents, members of staff, family, volunteers and sisters gathered around a long table full of baskets with fruit and vegetables, wine, crisps and chocolates ready to be raffled.
The feast started with readings and prayers relevant to the harvest. Sr. Isabel Gaztambide reminded everyone of how many children die because of the lack of food and shelter.
We must thank God for having enough to eat and we must pray for the farmers who continue to grow food.
After singing, everyone had some sherry and treats. And then, the raffle started. Several numbers were drawn from the ticket container so many of the participants got a prize.
The money collected will be sent to Liberia, to Benedict Menni Health Center, where Sisters Hospitallers are working with the most in need.
Harvest Festivals are celebrated annually around the world at different times given the differences in climate and crops. You can find more about the different traditions here.