Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jubilee Day

Quite a nice day for our community's Jubilee Day: not only is the weather great, but it is the feast of St. James the Apostle--one of those first twelve called by name to follow Jesus more closely. And, incidentally, our Founder's patron saint. The Jubilee Mass is scheduled for 10:30. That gives us plenty of time to complete the preparations. (Didn't Sr Linda Salvatore do a great job on the flowers? It took her 15 hours.) I stuck to services that required less talent, but every few minutes, I put down the tablecloth or napkin or plate I was setting in order to get a shot of the community pitching in to make everything "picture perfect" for the sisters.

As an aside, we are celebrating a total of 320 years of consecrated life today! (We observe our Jubilee from the day of vows, not the day of entrance.) Of these, 70 (can you believe it?) are the life of Sr Mary Nazarene, who was in the first group of Americans to make their vows as Daughters of St. Paul.

Thank you, Sisters! Thank you, Lord!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of the celebration. Looking forward to more images and details. Hope you all enjoyed a most beautiful time together!