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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sr. Patricia Thomas is off to Moscow

Sr. Patricia Thomas has been missioned to Moscow. We will certainly miss her here in the US. During the final Eucharistic Liturgy we celebrated together, we invited Bishop Lennon to pray the blessing for missionaries.

A final farewell with Sr. Frances. Sr. Patricia, may St. Paul speed your steps and fan into flame the fire that burns in your heart for Jesus and all your brothers and sisters. We are united in prayer.

Two special birthdays

Last week was Sr. Augusta's 90th birthday. She is the oldest sister in the province. Those of you who have visited us here in Boston will remember her as the dandylion sister. We found many ingenious ways to make the day beautiful and special for you. Sr. Grace even found the very first dandylion of the season and planted it in a pot for her.

Sr. Augusta shares her birthday with Sr. Susan Helen. Sr. Susan is known among us all as "Auntie." She is dear to us all, and her kindness brings much joy to the community. So to the both of you we wish a blessed year and many, many graces.

Special Vatican Monstrance

Pope John Paul II blessed six monstrances to travel around the world to be used by groups who pray before the Eucharist for vocations. Fr. Mike Harrington and the vocation office were able to obtain the monstrance for the Boston Archdiocese right before the patronal feast of St. Patrick. Two Sunday's ago the monstrance was in the chapel of the Missionaries of Charity for an hour of Eucharistic adoration. That afternoon it was Fr. Mike brought it to our chapel and we opened the doors to anyone who wanted to join us in prayer for vocations.

Jesus said that we must beg the Father to send workers into the harvest. This was the true vocation work: prayer. For vocations are a gift that the world so needs, because it so needs Christ.