On Sunday, April 2nd, Massachusetts area SCNs gathered at Catherine Spalding House in Brockton to Celebrate the Circle of Life through prayer, meal, stories and much laughter. They had rescheduled their celebration from Saturday because of the New England April Fool’s severe storm.
They prayed the W. Province meditation for our sisters who have died, and through many stories, they remembered especially Maureen Taaffe, Mary Jane McMakin and Ellen Paul McGovern. Ann Whittaker and Anne Marie O’Shea, our hostesses prepared a delicious meal which was well digested with much laughter and more storytelling.
The celebration continued with sisters surrounding Dorothy MacDougall and Clare McNeil with love, blessings and good wishes as they move to Nazareth. They also congratulated and blessed Pat Norton, Jackie(Catherine)Lee and Clare on their milestone birthdays–there was great cake and ice cream too.
Sisters completed the circle with reflections on the W. Province Assembly, journey beads and praying together the"Map for the Journey" from the Assembly. At an earlier gathering area SCNs had celebrated Eleanor Martin’s Golden Jubilee by blessing her and gifting her with a special walking stick for her continued journey.
More photos: https://goo.gl/photos/udyRm2xziuXCD1fM7