Forty days after Christmas, on February 2nd, 1955, Julie Fitz-Gerald was welcomed into our community as a new candidate, just like Peggy was today. Sixty-five years later, on this Epiphany of Christ’s entering the Temple as Light of the World, Julie has become Sister Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart, and we join her as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. Franciscans believe that anything worth celebrating is worth celebrating well, so we take three days to thank and praise God for sister’s fidelity as a Poor Clare all these years.
Fr. Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. celebrated the Eucharist and happily joined us for a photo session afterward. Sister Mary Magdalen stands on his left, with Sister Clare Frances, our Abbess, on her left, and our Vicaress, Sister Mary Veronica, at his right.