Caring for the Elderly - Inspired by our Faith
The visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict VX1 was an absolutely wonderful, awe-inspiring occasion! From early morning on 18th September there was much activity in the grounds and within the Home. All was in readiness at 5 p.m. as the car carrying our Holy Father drove through our gates. He was greeted by Mother Stephen, Provincial, and Mother Marie Claire, Superior of the Home. The strains of "Praise to the Holiest in the height" greeted him as he entered the Chapel and knelt at the prie-dieu prepared for him. At this moment His Holiness presented an Icon of St. Peter to Sr. Stephen for St. Peter's Residence. The Sisters and Residents, gathered in the main hall, broke out into a thunderous applause of welcome as he came through the door, and it was a very attentive audience that listened to the words he addressed to the elderly. This visit has been one of tremendous grace for each one of us and the atmosphere of joy that prevailed throughout the afternoon, and as the Holy Father left us, will remain with us forever.
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