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JUBILEES

Belize

June 06, 2019 was a joyful day for the Sisters in Belize, as they celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of profession of Sr. Benedict Habet and Sr. Rosalyn Novelo. The festivity begun with a Holy Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Belize City. Many Pallottine Sisters, family members, friends and parishioners joined to praise and thank God for our Sisters who lived 60 years of faithful service to the Church and the Congregation. After the Holy Mass all gathered to extend good wishes and join in a grand agape.

India

A celebration for the Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession of Sr. Angela Devy Reddy, Sr. Mary Jacquine Susai and Sr. Japamala Francis was held on August 11, 2019 at St. Vincent Krupa Convent Bangalore.

England

On 20th August 2019, the Pallottine Missionary Sisters in England celebrated the 70th Jubilee of Sr. Hedwig Kaiser’s profession and the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Mary McNulty at St. Vincent Pallotti Convent in Macclesfield. The day began with a joyful Thanksgiving Holy Mass in the chapel of the Home. Five priests concelebrated. The Chief Celebrant was Fr Joe Mc Loughlin SAC, an Irish priest who was working in Makiungu Parish where the Sisters opened their mission in Tanzania in 1990. A few family members, friends from St Alban’s parish and the surrounding area, some residents and their families and staff of the Home joined with the Sisters for the celebration. As a memorial of the special event two Japanese Cherry Blossom trees were planted on the lawn in front of the Convent. The celebration ended with a grand buffet lunch.

Germany

On August 15th, the German Province celebrated Jubilees of profession in two places: in Limburg, Sr. Dorothee Reiss celebrated her Jubilee of 70 years, in Refrath, Sr. Dominica Rose her Jubilee of 65 years, while Sr. Hiltrud Steiner and Sr. Lucilla Wohlfahrt had their Diamond Jubilee. In both communities the celebration was solemnized with the Holy Eucharist and thereafter with good wishes and a festive meal. We are grateful to God for these Sisters who bought joy to the life of many people through their dedicated service of many years as faithful daughters of St. Vincent Pallotti.

Rwanda

On 29th June 2019, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, in the Region our Lady of Kibeho, was celebrated the Silver Jubilee of consecrated life of Sister M. Goretti Nyabyenda and Sister M. Berthilde Uwamariya. The main celebrant of the Holy Eucharist was Father Eugene Niyonzima, SAC, the Provincial Superior of Holy Family Province, surrounded by the other priests of Pallottine Family. The two Jubilarians together with Sister Marie Louise Uwitonze who made her Final profession last Year in Rome, they thanked God for the gift of vocation and through their beautiful witness, they encouraged all members of the Region young and elders.

Poland

On 16.07.2019, during the Eucharist, at the end of the retreat at the novitiate house in Gniezno solemnly celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first profession of the Sisters: S. M. Magdalena Szymczak, S. M. Anita Łuka, S. M. Irmina Butowska, S. M. Mirosława Jędrzejewska and S. M. Łucja Dziech, S. M. Danuta Przybyłek, who is currently a member of the American Province. The Holy Mass was presided over and the homily was delivered by Fr. Krzysztof Biernat SAC. On August 4, 2019 in our convent in Gdańsk we praised the Trinity God for the gift of the 50 years of consecration of Sr. Zofia Chołubiec SAC. Together with sister, we thanked God for the grace of calling her to the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Catholic Apostolate. The jubilee was preceded by retreat.. Sr. Iwona Nadziejko, the provincial superior, two Sisters from the Provincial Council as well as many sisters from different communities were attended in the solemn Eucharist.

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