Project Blue Light Comes Close to Home

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Project Blue Light Comes Close to Home

Project Blue Light is a national program that’s almost 30 years old. Residents are encouraged to add a string of blue lights or a single blue bulb in a white strand to their Christmas or other holiday decorations to show appreciation for the service and protection we receive from law enforcement officials. 

This year, it has a special significance for our monastery. We need to  look for a string of blue lights of our own! 

It’s not surprising that blue was chosen for this event. “The color blue has long been associated with law enforcement, but the color is also a symbol of peace,” explained police chaplain Fr. John Petrich.

“It seems there has never been a better time to show our support for law enforcement and our desire for peace in our lives and community.” Fr.John Petrich

As we reported in the Summer 2016 issue of Pathways, Sister Paule Pierre Barbeau is now a member of the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and also working in the county jail as part of her training in clinical pastoral education. We join with her in expressing appreciation for the hard work of all who keep us safe. 

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