Franciscan Sister Sharon Paul sends greetings after a gathering of Women Religious in the Diocese of Stenbenville, OH.
Women Religious serving in the Steubenville Diocese like to gather at least once a year in a prayerful setting. The beauty of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, Marietta, Ohio was heart-warming and perfect for this event. Msgr. J. Michael Campbell, Delegate for Religious, welcomed everyone.
The noon parish Mass was celebrated by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton. In his homily the Bishop thanked the Sisters for their years of service. He said: “The Sisters’ lives show the steadfast service of the vows and they are spiritual enablers, shining the light of Jesus to others.”
A delicious Luncheon followed as the Sisters shared what is happening in their lives and communities. Postulants and novices were also present and it was truly a “Celebration of Gratitude.”