To all the fathers who may read this, I send greetings for a happy and blessed Father's Day! This includes my own brothers and brothers-in-law. And, this includes all the "spiritual fathers" the priests who bring the life of God to people. This morning I will attend Mass at St. Mary's Church in Dedham, Massachusetts. The Mass will mark the official installation of the new pastor, Father William Kelly. We will pray for Father Kelly as he begins a new ministry at St. Mary's and for the people of his vibrant parish.
Yesterday two of our Sisters celebrated jubilee days. Sister Laura Rhoderica celebrated 25 years of professed life as a Daughter of St. Paul. The other, Sister Augusta, made her first vows in Italy back in 1940. She had entered our congregation 4 years earlier. Sr. Augusta is an amazing 94 year old. She loves to knit and mend clothing. Sister spent the war years in Italy, and then came to the States in the late 1950's where her parents and some of her brothers had already immegrated.
Congratulations to these Sisters and to all who celebrate annivesaries this month.
Have a blessed day!