Written on: May 31, 2019
Even a day of rain could not dampen the joy of those family members and friends who came to St. Christopher Church in Philadelphia to celebrate with our sister Jubilarians: 75 Years: Sister Dorothy Dunn; 70 Years: Sister Frances William Avery and Sister Sally White; 60 Years: Sister Patricia Geary.
As Sister Denise Roche, GNSH President, remarked at the liturgy, this year’s Jubilarians have been faithful as women religious for a total of 350 years. In lieu of gifts, the Sisters requested donations to Mother of Mercy House in the form of non-perishable food items. Mother of Mercy House is located in the area of K&A (Kensington and Allegheny Avenues) in one of the poorest sections of Philadelphia. Several Grey Nun Associates coordinated collecting and delivering these gifts, the amount of which far exceeded their expectations. Learn more about Mother of Mercy House here.
Following liturgy, celebrated by Father Chris Walsh, cousin of Sister Patricia Geary, all enjoyed a festive meal and time to share memories.
Although Sister Ann Bernadette Harron (75 years) was not able to celebrate at St. Christopher’s with the other Jubilarians, she was remembered for her faithful love and service as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart. A Mass for her Jubilee intentions will be held on June 17 at St. Joseph’s Manor.
Thank you Sisters, for your combined 350 Years of fidelity to your vows, your service and prayerfulness!
Additional pictures of the Mass and reception afterwards are available on our Flickr page.