Our Senior Novices are packed and ready to go to their Mission Houses! All four are bubbling with excitement as they go their separate ways to their second mission experience. Sr. Maureen Paul can't wait to depart for Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, PA. Sr. Luke Mary is headed to Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Sr. Hope Therese will be flying out early in the morning to Kahl Home in Davenport, IA and Sr. Mary Catherine also leaves on Pentecost Sunday for Mother Angeline McCrory Manor in Columbus, OH . The Avila Sisters will certainly miss them but we have in our midst our Canonical Novices, Sr. Pia Ignatius and Sr. Julie Michael, who will certainly keep the Sisters entertained until the Fabulous Four returns! Go Sisters!
A special Jubilee Mass was held today, June 7th, for our Sisters celebrating their 25th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 75th religious jubilees! Most Reverend Raymond Chappetto, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn was the principal celebrant. After Mass, the Sisters, Priests and invited guests continued the celebrations with food, music and dancing in Carmel Hall. Bishop Chappetto posed with our six Novices and also gave our four Senior Novices his blessing as they leave for their individual assignments.
(L-R): Sr. Pia Ignatius, Sr. Julie Michael, Sr. Luke Mary, Bishop Chappetto, Sr. Hope Therese,
Sr. Mary Catherine & Sr. Maureen Paul
Our Senior Novices with Bishop Chappetto
Blessing for the Journey ....
... And a few words of wisdom
Sr. Pia Ignatius and Sr. Maureen Paul