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Celebration of the diamond/platinum Jubilee of our Jubilarians

in the Mother House – May, 31st, 2016

    

60 years of religious life                              diamond jubilee                                                              

Sister Louise Marie SOCQUET CLERC                                    

Sister Elisabeth UDRISARD                                                      

Diamond cross

diamondcross

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                    

70 years of religious life                            

Sister Marie Julia DELAPLAGNE

Sister Jeanne DUNOYER                                                    

Sister Marie Claude POCHAT

Sister Colette DUCREY

Platinum cross

LOOKING BACK

Jubilee!   Jubilee! A big celebration in our Convent !

We gathered in joy and thanksgiving to celebrate with our Jubilarians…diamond and platinum jubilees…

The Sisters arrived from all over and gathered at 10.30 am for a solemn Mass, presided over by Father Yves CARON, M.S.F. Provincial.

The hymns and prayers of intercession (see below) were prepared by the Jubilarians, with Sister Elisabeth UDRISARD, one of the Jubilarians, acting as choir mistress, to encourage all present to participate.

Father Y. CARON retraced our journey as religious in our different assignments, and together, we renewed our vows.

The Magnificat expressed our thanksgiving.

 

Then followed a joyful and lively meeting while enjoying an aperitif. We were happy to have with us, Sister Pauline and the General Councillors, Sister Marie and all the Provincial Councillors.

At midday, we went into the dining room which was beautifully arranged and decorated, with a magnificent bouquet of fragrant roses from our garden. Here also, joy and enthusiasm reigned, with a group of Sisters helping, making sure that nothing was lacking. The meal ended with the cutting of a superb cake.

Popular French and Swiss songs, and a beautiful poem by the Monthey Community (See below), ended the celebration.

 

                                                                                                                      Sister Marie Claude  

Jubilee ! JUBILEE

                                                 Poem composed for the celebration by the Sisters in Monthey

To all you, dear Sisters Jubilarians,

Sixty-year olds, Seventy-year olds, and perhaps, before long, eighty-year-olds….

All these anniversaries,

marked with sincere joy,

bear witness today

to your unrelenting gift

to God, first and foremost, in this place called Nessy,

giving rise to our deep Thanks

for your long life.

May He be praised for so many years,

consecrated to Him in fidelity!

And that your joy may be perfect,

Let us celebrate this feast together.

The bonds of fraternal friendship

have the promise of eternal life.

                                               With our heartfelt greetings               

       the Monthey Community

                                            

THANK YOU

“ The Jubilarians of 2016 warmly thank all the Sisters who shared in their joy, on this feast of the Visitation. “

Thank you for this beautiful day of thanksgiving. Thanks for so many expressions of the fraternal warmth that is alive in the Province.”

“We will remember, for a long time to come, this day which was so full of fraternal joy, of prayer and renewed offering of ourselves. Thanks to each one.”