From left to right:  Sr. Estela Andaya, SP; Sr. Gloria Keylor, SP, Provincial Superior; Sr. Mary Lei Gordon, SP front row: Sr. Theresa Devine, SP; Sr. Joan Wigbers, SP

From left to right: Sr. Estela Andaya, SP; Sr. Gloria Keylor, SP, Provincial Superior; Sr. Mary Lei Gordon, SP
front row: Sr. Theresa Devine, SP; Sr. Joan Wigbers, SP

A Time of Joy and Gratitude

 On June 4, Providence Centre chapel was the centre of a celebration of joy and gratitude for the lives of our four Sister jubilarians: Sister Theresa Devine, 75 years as a Sister of Providence; Sister Joan Wigbers, 60 years; Sister Estela Andaya, 50 years; Sister Mary Lei Gordon, 25 years.

Sister Theresa has an additional reason to rejoice: 100 years of life, which she will celebrate on her birthday in July!

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All four thank God for the blessings of grace and community received during those years, and for the privilege of serving God’s people. Friends, Sisters and family joined them in prayer and in rejoicing.

 

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The celebrant for the Mass, Most Rev. Sylvain Lavoie, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus, spoke of the closeness to God which is the vocation of those called to this life.