Sisters Celebrate Jubilees
On Saturday 14 April, a wonderful jubilee celebration was held in Canberra for four Sisters. It was one of many celebrations being held across the Institute this year, with more than 70 Sisters celebrating the milestone of either 40, 50, 60 or 70 years as Sisters of Mercy.
Sisters June Cassidy RSM (60 years), Carmel Gardiner RSM (60 years), Lorraine Cupitt RSM (50 years) and Carolyn Nolan RSM (50 years) were honoured at a ceremony at the Hellenic Club at which more than 80 people were in attendance, including Sisters from the Central B and South C communities.
Institute Councillors Marie Duffy RSM and Elizabeth Moloney RSM attended on behalf of the Institute Leadership Team.
The celebration was organised by Gay Owen RSM and Loretta Corrigan RSM with the help of Marie Kearns RSM who took photos, Kaye Cole RSM who made all the personalized candles and Patricia Weekes RSM performed the role of MC.
During the ceremony the Sisters renewed their vows and commitment to mission:
“I commit myself once more to a life of service through your works of mercy, to seek justice, to be compassionate and to reflect your mercy in our world.”
The beautiful ceremony was followed by lunch and a delicious cake that was made by Sister Maria Assunta RSM.
Congratulations and thank you to these and the many other wonderful women of Mercy celebrating their jubilees this year.
We would love to feature this year other Jubilees across the Institute, please email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org