On Sunday 4 October Marist Sisters in New Zealand celebrated with joy, 60 years of profession for Sr Margaret Vaney! Her brother Fr Neil Vaney sm was the celebrant. We celebrated Mass in the beautifully prepared Mt Albert Chapel. It was a very happy and joy-filled occasion during which Margaret renewed her vows. After the Mass we made our way to a restaurant on the rural outskirts of the city. Following this we returned back to Mt Albert for cake-cutting, gifts and speeches! It was a wonderful day!
On the same weekend those sisters who were able gathered at the cemetry in Panmure for the unveiling of the headstone for Srs Isabelle Harding and Margaret Therese Kerins. Family and friends of the sisters were also present.
Oh I didnt know that Isobel and Margaret had died.Deepest sympathy and prayers.
My sister Bernadette Slattery was a good companion of Margaret and worked in many schools with Isobel.
Thank you to all the marist sisters who taught my twin brother Peter and me at St Marys Putaruru.Peter died in 2019.He was intending to go to the reunion but God called him home.