Monday, April 26, 2010

Sister Charlotte celebrates her 50th....

Sister Charlotte renewed her Monastic Profession before our prioress.

Sister Charlotte receives the blessings of the entire assembly.

The reception line went on and on...smiles, hugs and great joy!

Old friends, new friends, colleagues past and present...
...the Church of Richmond richly represented in the person of Rev. Michael Renninger...
...schools and hospitals enriched by the presence of one who lives the Gospel with unrelenting commitment.

Never have so many from different "worlds" come together in our house because of one person. Fr. Michael wondered, "Is there anyone left in Richmond today?"
The beautiful Eucharist was followed by a festive meal. So many hands and hearts go into a celebration like this one. Jubilee is about one of us, but really about all of us. In one we see the fruits of fidelity and perseverance. In sharing this day with the community, our guests come to understand why strangers choose to live together in love.
We thank you, GOD, for the witness of our sister, Charlotte Lange, and for the gift of monastic life through which we seek and find you each and every day.