Happy Feast of Corpus Christi!
Come, Lord, and visit us.
We welcome you into our hearts,
our families and our city.
We thank you because you have prepared for us the food of life
and a place in your Kingdom.
Make us active in preparing your way,
joyous in bringing you, who are the Way, to others,
and thus to bring fraternity, justice and peace
to our streets. Amen.
Sr. Maura O Connor passed peacefully into the arms of God
Early on June 4th 2019 our dear Sr. Maura O Connor passed peacefully into the arms of God. Maura’s brother, Fr. Tom O Connor and our sisters in Rush had accompanied her over these last few quiet days, as communications lessened and Maura gradually withdrew from us. The Sisters and her brother Tom were with her and had been supporting her in a special closeness for the past couple of weeks. What a grace to have had Maura with us for the final stages of her journey….What an amazing grace to have Maura called to heaven on June 4th 2019 when in that day’s Gospel Jesus’ words speak to us of her last moments: ‘Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son. So that your Son may glorify you; and through the power over all humankind that you have given him, Let him give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him’. John 17:2
Sister Marie-Paule Willem is Catholic Extension's 2018-19 Lumen Christi Award recipient.