A Jubilee for the Angels

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Sister Irma of the Angels
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Sister Irma of the Angels celebrated her 25th anniversary of religious profession on January 10.  Father Raymundo Garcia, parochial vicar at our local parish, St. Patrick, was the principal celebrant with our Chaplain, Fr. John Lydon, OP, concelebrating and assisted by Permanent Deacon Jesus Reyes.

Sister Irma is originally from Puebla, Mexico and transferred to our monastery a few years ago. She currently cooks for our Chaplain and cleans his apartment. Sister is also a wonderful seamstress. She is very creative and you may have seen some of her beautiful work in our Gift Shop.

We had our Mass at 9:30 instead of 7:20 and Sister had a good number of guests. After the Mass she greeted them in the parlour and then we provided a light lunch for them.

Another Sister from Mexico cooked a delicious meal for us which we ate as we enjoyed one another's company in the Community Room. In the evening we gathered to be with Sister Irma as she opened gifts from the Sisters and local friends. It was a festive day for everyone as we celebrated the milestone together.

It was also a day of blessings for the Church in remembering the years of consecrated love and service Sister Irma has offered to God during these past 25 years, as Father Raymundo mentioned in his homily.

 

(16 January 2018)