On the Footsteps of Mother Frances in US, August 2015

I wish to share some aspects of a program which was experienced by six sisters who this year either made final profession or will be making final profession in our congregation, the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.  The event occurred in Oshkosh, WI, and the surrounding areas from August 9-22, 2015.  It was part of a renewal program which the congregation offered to the Sisters as a directive from the 21st General Assembly.  This General Assembly called our congregation to evangelize and be evangelized in the name of Jesus.

From the photos, videos and messages offered by the sisters and laity we can see that the program was a significant event evoking mutual evangelization.  The purpose and goals set forth from the General Council for this experience for these six sisters was truly met successfully through the grace of God, the outstanding collaboration between our many employees in the ministries, our Sisters, and the openness of those who participated in the program.

I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation to all; particularly to Sr. Catherine Marie Hanegan, Sr. Lois Bush and Sr. Julie Marie Peters who provided behind the scenes preparations along with conducting the program.

Sr. M. Teresina Marra