On 2nd February 2016, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, some of the members of the Community here in Rome, Sr. M. Gerard and Sr. Maris Stella were joined by Sr. Benedicta the Provincial Superior, Sr. Cecilia and Sr. Eunice from Nigeria in representing the Congregation at the Papal Mass celebrated in Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, to mark the closing of the Jubilee Year for Consecrated Life.
Thousands of male and female religious overflowed from the packed Basilica to the Piazza outside. At the end of the Mass, the Holy Father came out to greet us. His encouraging words uplifted us as the enthusiastic crowd responded to his words with loud cheers and applause. 'Don't forget' he said 'to remember your first call and continue to follow that road of love. We can do this by prayer - the prayer of new wine'.