Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Mary Ann Spanjers and Sister Regina Rose Pearson document a special Resurrection gathering honoring Sister Jubilarians.
Sisters of the local Manitowoc area Convents of St. Clare, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Peter the Fisherman and Roncalli celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection during the Easter Season with a joyful gathering at Roncalli Convent! The joy of Easter is especially tangible through the lives of those who have given all to follow him (Luke 18:28-30)! Our Easter gathering was thus a Jubilee Alleluia celebrating our local 2014 Sister Jubilarians, Sister Jane, Sister Barbara, Sister Helena, Sister Pat and Sister Eloise!
The time together included visiting, the banquet meal, sparkling drinks, butterflies, chocolates and Jubilee cake. Evening Vespers, golden and diamond vigil candles of prayer, music and singing were all part of this Resurrection Day! We do give thanks to the Lord– especially in the lives of our Sisters living 50 and 60 years in vowed love, poverty and obedience with Jesus, of continuing service to His Church, in our community of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity–truly witnessing to His very alive presence in our world!