Mother General’s Visit
On Saturday, April 15, St. Augustine Home family had the joy of welcoming Mother General Maria and Mother Joseph Christine! They arrived from Chicago by car with Mother Provincial Julie and Mother Margaret Charles. Mother General is in the USA for three weeks to visit Chicago, Baltimore and Queens, New York. She and Mother Assistant will be going back to France on April 25.
We were so happy to have her presence even for a very short afternoon. A small group of well-wishers were present to welcome her, all waiting in Lanagan Hall – Residents, employees, few AJJs, Guild and priest friends of the Little Sisters. She and Mother Assistant spoke to each guest, which delighted everyone.
Some employees, Residents and Little Sisters sang the “Ave Maria” in 5 different languages. Before finally leaving the gathering, she spent a few moments with her community for the noon meal. Mother General graced the occasion with her natural skill in playing the piano. At the end of the visit she gave us a beautiful smile and wished everyone a blessed day.