Written on: October 31, 2019
Celebrations for the Feast of St. Marguerite were held in Buffalo and Philadelphia, at D’Youville College, Holy Redeemer Lafayette, the Magnificat Community, Artis and St. Joseph’s Manor. It is nice to know that no matter where Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart are, they continue to celebrate the life of their founder, St. Marguerite, together.
In Philadelphia, the staff were all invited to the celebration luncheon and Mass. In Buffalo, many Sisters and Associates were able to be present for the Mass held in the Chapel of D’Youville College. New Associates, Paula Zinzola and Mark Bialkowski (pictured here) made their first commitment.
On October 12, Philadelphia Area Associates held a prayer service in honor of St. Marguerite, during which they renewed their commitments. The Associates and several Grey Nuns then enjoyed a social with refreshments.
The Potsdam Associates renewed their commitments when they gathered on October 22. They attended Adoration at St. Mary’s in Canton, followed by a meal and fellowship.
At D’Youville, an Interfaith Prayer Space was dedicated and blessed on the Feast Day. Jeff Papia shared, “If someone is truly important, you make space for them in your life. We welcome and celebrate students of all faiths on this campus,… This space provides a place of prayer and peace for students that want to strengthen their spiritual life while on campus.” Students and staff from various traditions were invited to bless the space in ways meaningful to their practices. St. Marguerite cared for all people and loved unconditionally. We believe she would be pleased to see students of all faiths provided with a space to embrace their spirituality.
Read Sr. Denise Roche’s letter to the Congregation here
View photos of the celebrations, here