Artist Honors St. Vincent's at iMadonnari

May 30, 2018 353

St. Vincent’s is celebrating 160 years of service to the Santa Barbara community with their participation in the I Madonnari – Italian street painting festival. St. Vincent’s will have two drawings celebrating the outstanding ministry of the Daughters of Charity during these years.  

The first illustration depicts the Daughters of Charity who established the first orphanage and English speaking school in Santa Barbara in 1858. With the title “Open Arms”, it portrays the heartfelt welcome extended by Sister to a little girl who is coming to her new home at St. Vincent’s orphanage. The second illustration, entitled “First Day” depicts a Daughters of Charity welcoming a mother and her children to the St. Vincent’s Family Strengthening Program established in 1996.

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