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Serving with Nothing A walk through time in objects In its 40 year history, many people have come and gone from St Joseph’s Home but a few things have stayed the same, as has its mission to provide holistic care with love, care and compassion. We rounded up 5 objects that best reflect the home’s ethos. 5 Foundation Stones WHAT IS IT? The concrete slabs mark the key milestones of the home, from its opening in 1978 to its subsequent blessing and redevelopment. YEAR OF BIRTH: Various WHY IT MATTERS: They chart the home’s journey in a nutshell and remind viewers of where we came from and how far we have come. The stones are on display at the ground floor of St Magdalene Centre (Annex Building). Chapel WHAT IS IT? The centrepiece of the home, this red brick building provides solace and respite to many a resident, staff and visitor regardless of their faith. Its high arches and soothing wood panels draws visitors into its sanctum which is kept cool by casement windows and now modern air conditioning. YEAR OF BIRTH: 1993 WHY IT MATTERS: The cornerstone of the home, the chapel informs the philosophy of care as well as its vision and mission. It is where feast days and special occasions, such as the centennial celebration of Mary’s appearance at Fatima to shepherd children, are celebrated and from where some residents are sent on their final journey to meet their Creator. 6 | St Joseph’s Home