Jubilee Celebrations in Sydney

Srs Rose, Mary, Joan, Judith and Vilomena

On Pentecost Sunday Marist sisters in Sydney gathered to celebrate with their Jubilarians whose lives represent 290 years of Marist commitment. Sisters Joan Sheppard, Joan McBride, Mary Picone and Rose Shields each celebrated their Diamond Jubilee while Sisters Judith Lythall and Vilomena Ruru (Fiji) celebrated their Silver Jubilee of profession. Fr Tom Fulcher sm was the main celebrant at the Jubilee Mass.

Cutting the Jubilee Cake

Following Mass the jubilarians were toasted during an afternoon tea. As Marists these sisters are all convinced that they are are ” called by a gracious choice to follow Christ by living the Gospel as Mary did”. (Constitutions of the Marist Sisters)

We pray that other women in our world today will also be attentive to God’s call in their lives and follow in the footsteps of these sisters.

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