By Sister Mary Augustine
A wonderful April weekend in Omaha, NE was enjoyed by 29 Little Sisters from the Chicago Province. Four of us from the Mullen Home went, plus one of our Association Jeanne Jugan members who helped us with the driving. We stayed in Lincoln, where we were grateful guests of the School Sisters of Christ the King. We had wonderful accommodations at their Villa Regina Motherhouse. The celebrations in Omaha were prayerful and well planned, and we met many people who showed an interest in our work and in knowing more about our Mother Foundress Saint Jeanne Jugan. Dr. and Mrs. Gatz were gracious and grateful. We were very pleased to be able to celebrate with them the history and mystery of the miracle that cured Dr. Gatz of terminal cancer. Blessed be God … May God echo in all of our hearts.
“It was as if Rome came to Omaha to celebrate the canonization of St. Jeanne Jugan. For me, it was a great grace to be a part of this historical event. The joy and enthusiasm were shared by all. There could be no doubt that St. Jeanne Jugan is ever living among her daughters, a humble servant of the poor.”
– Sister Mary Emilie