On Tuesday, 15 August, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton, Illinois received six Novices just before six Novices took thir first profession and one sister celebrated her Golden Jubilee.
At the invitation of Sr. M. Clementia, a friend from Great River Teens Encounter Christ, I served as the Master of Ceremonies for the celebration including seven Bishops, thirty-some priests, and I am not sure how many of the laity. It was a daunting task but the three sisters in the sacristy helped make everything go smoothly. Thanks, Sisters!
Mother Regina Pacis must have been pleased with the day. After the Mass she invited me to celebrate Mass for the Sisters today at 11:30. I will be leavning shortly to be witht he sisters again and I am very much looking forward to it.
It brings great joy to my heart to see so many young sisters. May they be blessed with many more!