People singing and playing a guitar

From left: Patty Lee, Monique Cerundolo, Holly White and Stephen Nicholson perform a song during the service.

In January, Spiritual Care Services hosted an event to bring members of the Brigham community together to show support for the people of Puerto Rico, which has been devastated by hundreds of earthquakes and aftershocks. The bilingual service featured scripture readings, a candle-lighting ceremony, a photo slideshow depicting scenes from the island, live and recorded performances of Puerto Rican music and remarks from staff.
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“We want people to know that they aren’t alone,” said Monique Cerundolo, MA, BCC, staff chaplain. “In Puerto Rican culture, there is a tremendous sense of community. The concept of familia is very vivid. We hope those who attended found the event to be comforting and unifying.”