Written on: July 19, 2019
The Feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated with gatherings in Philadelphia and in Buffalo on June 28.
On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Grey Nun Associates, and co-workers gathered at Cranaleith Spiritual Center in Philadelphia, not far from St. Christopher’s where we had celebrated congregational jubilees. Father Joseph Brandt, pastor at St. Luke’s in Glenside, and a newly arrived guest priest from India con-celebrated the Mass.
The staff and volunteers at Cranaleith so warmly welcomed us and helped us find our way around. Before Mass, Sister Eileen White welcomed all, and briefly reflected on the readings which focused on the care of the shepherd for the flock, and especially for the most vulnerable. She reminded us that now that we have had to let go of our Sacred Heart Chapel and the windows that reflected the litany to the Sacred Heart, we are called to be those windows- so that others can see through us the compassionate Heart of Christ. Father Brandt picked up the theme and gave an inspiring homily on loving, compassionate service. We sang some oldies but goodies like Heart of Christ and Weston Priory’s Come to Me.
Following Mass, we gathered on the 1st floor of Cranaleith for a delicious luncheon and more warm welcomes and generous service from staff and volunteers. It was a beautiful way to celebrate our devotion to the Sacred Heart and deepen our commitment to keep the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. View Photos here!
In Buffalo, a new spot hosted the service and social. Many thanks to Sisters Barbara Harrington and Ellie Martinez for securing the social room at the Liberty Park Apartments for the gathering. The other residents were invited to attend, and many of them were able to join us. Plenty of pictures were taken at both events and are available on our Flickr page.