Feast Days honoring the Blessed Mother are usually very exciting and important to those of us belonging to the Catholic Faith. Whenever a Maran Hymn begins, it is funny how almost every Catholic knows all the words to the Refrain, and most probably knows all the words to the verses. We, Catholic women, often turn to Our Lady for help and graces dealing with a multitude of needs. Without a doubt our prayers are answered in a wonderful loving way.
This December 8, 2012 was especially special to the AJJ Class of 2012. As we learned about St. Jeanne Jugan, her life’s mission, and the holy charisms that les petites soeurs (Little Sisters) are to practice; it was revealed to us the every Little Sister of the Poor worldwide renew their vows on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. In Denver at the Mullen Home, our eight sisters gathered for Mass and to recite their vows. After Fr. Tim’s wonderful homily, our sisters lit their candles, humbly, softly, and so reverently spoke their vows to the Lord and all present in the chapel. This simple two minute witnessing of these women’s’ love for God and the elderly poor was awe-inspiring. Truly the Holy Trinity, Our Blessed Mother, and St. Jeanne Jugan most have been so touched by the pure love and obedience that these eight souls demonstrate in a world that is beset by so many impurities.
Thank you Mother Cornelia, Sr. Mary Agnes, Sr. Emmanuel, Sr. Joseph. Sr. Mary Magdalena, Sr. Mary Emilie, Sr. Paul, and Sr. Therese Marie for your warm humble service to our Denver area.