50 Years - Celebrating A Blessed Heritage 1971 - 2021!

Will You Be My Valentine?

Will You Be My Valentine

By Shannon Perez,

Director of Life Engagement    

     Each year on February 14, people exchange cards, candy, or flowers with their special “Valentine.” St. Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates to the 5th century. It was not until much later, however, that the day became associated with love. Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400.

     As so many of you have shared your love stories with us, I decided I would tell you why I love every community member living at St. Monica’s and why YOU are my love story. Each one of you brings so much love, knowledge, and guidance into my life. You have taught me many valuable lessons with advice like “small things matter”, “never go to bed angry”
and “SHE’s always right” HA! It is such an honor to help couples celebrate milestone anniversaries while living here at St. Monica’s. So much inspiration for my own relationship! Some of my fondest memories are when I get to look at the beautiful wedding photos you share. Each community member is like a family member to me. I LOVE what I do and it is an honor to spend it with everyone I love here, at St. Monica’s.

On this Valentine’s Day, we hope you know and feel that “You are the heart of our home.”