On August 29th, our beloved Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination as a priest. He had chosen to say his first Mass 50 years ago with Poor Clare Nuns when he was in Illinois, and now, on his anniversary day, wished to celebrate this Mass also with Poor Clare Nuns.
Following his memorable Eucharistic celebration and homily commemorating this special day in his life, the Cardinal, with his secretary, Fr. Kickam, proceeded with us to our refectory for refreshments. Cardinal Sean enjoyed his time with us, as we enjoyed his smiling presence, and his delight with the simple gifts that we gave him. Our lovely morning together ended with his blessing, hoping to return soon.