In this Year of Consecrated Life Pope Francis calls on all religious to ‘wake up the world’ through the witness of their faith, holiness and hope and points out that "the effectiveness of religious life does not depend on the efficiency of its methods, “but on the eloquence of our lives, lives which radiate the joy and beauty of living the gospel and following Christ to the full.”
Four Sisters of Mercy recently celebrated their jubilees of religious profession and witness to ‘faith, holiness and hope’ over a total of two hundred and sixty years.
Pictured cutting the cake at their celebration are Sisters Kathleen Fitzsimmons and Audrey Wafer (60 years), and Celine Shanks and Adrian Keating (70 years).
Congratulations sisters – may your jubilee year be filled with many blessings!
Me whakakā to wairua kia kite a iwi katoa
You should be a shining lamp, giving light to all around you
Mercy vowed life is a particular expression of the mercy of God in our world.
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