A celebration of jubilees


priestnuns-webThe Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Province of America with the Philippines is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Rejoicing after the Mass in Thanksgiving, also a celebration of jubilees, on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 19, at the Provincialate, Cherry Hill, are, from left, Father Zbigniew Majcher, silver jubilarian of first profession as a Salesian of Don Bosco, chaplain at the provincialate and main celebrant of the Mass; Sister Anna Lesniak, silver jubilarian of religious life; Sister Teresa Sawica, golden jubilarian, both from Our Lady of Lourdes Convent and School in Milltown, N.J.; Mother Jadwiga Cierpinska, superior provincial; Sister Frances Szymanska, golden jubilarian, vicar provincial and superior; and Father Tadeusz Lizinczyk, prior of the Pauline Fathers and Brothers in Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa. and homilist at the Mass. Not pictured is Father Harry Jordan, golden jubilarian of priesthood, director of Sacred Heart Residence in Cherry Hill, who was a concelebrant. During the Mass the Jubilarian Sisters renewed their vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. The Apostolic Blessing of Pope Benedict XVI was received by the jubilarian sisters and Mother Jadwiga holds the one for Sister Eustace Trella, diamond jubilarian, not present, who had served in her day at St. Mary’s Catholic Home in Cherry Hill and the former St. Matthew School in present West Deptford, among other apostolates.