On Saturday, March 18, the Companions of Pauline in New Orleans had their annual retreat. It was held at Mt. Carmel Convent, using the chapel and dining room area. Fr. Jose Lavastida was the celebrant for the Mass and the presenter of a conference. The theme of the retreat was taken from the Gospel of the day: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.
Beverly and Gaynell
Sr. Monica helps prepare lunch.
Dessert & conversation
Beverly, Gaynell, Fr. Lavastida, Francetta, Aggie and Sr. M. Joanne
On October 14, after attending 6:30 Mass at St. Joseph’s and stopping for breakfast at Sacred Heart convent, Sr. Mary Ann,
Sr. Juliana and Sr. Pauline began their journey to Minnesota to visit the Companions of Pauline there. All three Sisters met with the Companions in Waconia on Saturday. During the meeting the Companions surprised Sr. Pauline with a birthday party. The Sisters returned to Wilmette Monday evening.
On September 10 the coordinators of the Companions of Pauline traveled to Milwaukee, WI to attend a NACAR (North American Conference of Associates and Religious). Our Superior General Sr. Maria del Rosario joined the group for the all-day meeting.