Monday, August 06, 2007
Our newest professed sisters were in tears this evening: time has come for them to say a really "big" good-bye to their novitiate companion, Sr. Karen Theresa, who is returning to her community in Singapore after spending four years in formation in the US. Sr. Karen is the third (or fourth?) Singaporan vocation to have had her religious formation here. Singapore is one of our newest communities (it was founded as part of a missionary project our Superior General was inspired with about fifteen years ago), and the native sisters are increasing in number. I'm sure Sr. Karen's delegation will be eagerly awaiting her return as a full-fledged Daughter of St. Paul. Hard as it is on her closest friends in community, our missionary life is full of departures--and arrivals!
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 6:47 PM