As shepherd of the Catholic of Diocese of Fort Worth, my travels take me to every corner of our Local Church, around the United States, and sometimes as far away as Rome, Italy. Through the “Shepherd of Fort Worth” blog, I wish to share with you important information about our diocese, the wonderful spirit of our Catholic faith, the people I encounter, and the blessings of daily life.
Monday, August 20, 2012
On Sunday, August 5th, I had the privilege of being present for the Jubilee Celebrations of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. I had been invited by Sr. M. Michaela, OP, who taught me (and 59 other students!) at St. Agnes Grade School in Springfield, Illinois. This was Sr. Michaela’s 60th Jubilee of her profession of vows. The jubilee day included Sisters who were celebrating 75 years, 60 years, 50 years, and 25 years. It was a special day for me because it would have also been the 75th anniversary of profession of my aunt, Sister Margaret Sienna, OP. Two of her classmates were still living and able to celebrate! I had also been present 25 years ago with the 75th jubilarians (including my aunt who was then living) when they celebrated their 50th Jubilee, and the current 50 year jubiliarians had celebrated their 25th Jubilee. The picture here is taken after the Mass and dinner, and is with Sr. M. Michaela, Sr. M. Jeanine (who was my kindergarten teacher) and Sr. Kathryn Edward who taught me in 2nd grade!