Associates Commitment Day - May 10, 2014
The Associates Commitment Day was a beautiful spring day with new leaves, birds and sparkling water outside 2 O'Connor Drive.
After Mary Huan's welcome, Eva Bowman and Karina Guerra led the morning prayer. Marguerite Doran introduced Sister Divinia Pedro, who gave an insightful presentation, Journey from Fear to Love. Her stories, talent, peacefulness and passion all resounded at many levels as told in the sharing sessions that followed.
God calls each one in different ways, as shown in the Jeremiah and Luke readings to a rebirth of commitment. Barbara Baptista thanked Sister Divinia for her insightfulness.
A lovely lunch preceded Mass with Father John McCarthy SJ. The Sisters and Associates, led by Sister Thérèse Meunier, congratulated the new Associates making their first commitment and welcomed Judy Farrage, Nora Mopas, Debbie Read and Natasha Pierre.
Many thanks to Mary Duffy and Ursula Matthews, our generous Co-Directors, and best wishes to Mary Huan and Barbara Baptista, the new Co-Directors.
The Sisters and Associates renewed their commitment joyfully at the close of the Mass. A sweet and lovely reception followed.
By Gloria Buckley
Photos by Weena Lejarde