A Lovely Custom

In our early formation years we young sisters questioned many things—“Why are we….?” The typical answer said with a grin was “It’s customary.”  One beautiful custom is writing notes of appreciation and congratulations to sisters at the time of their jubilees of religious profession. Why?  “It’s customary.” Another beautiful custom is putting all the jubilee cards into a gift bag. Then the jubilarian may decide to pull out one a day. (This could take months.) Whosever card is drawn is given the gift of prayer and thoughts that day—often accompanied by a text message. Today I received such a message from Sister Pat in Rome. Be assured, Sister Pat, that you will be in my thoughts and prayers, too.

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  1. Catherine (Cathy) Schneider on August 29, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Yes, lovely customs!