Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Our friend, Hollie...


...now Sr. Joseph Marie of the Divine Infant Jesus (on the left) and with her Sr. Angela Marie of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Yesterday, after a one-year postulancy with the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, the two girls received their habits and their new names.

We have known Sr. Joseph for six years, since we moved to these parts, and her mom is my dear friend Cindy, whose new daughter's picture I posted a couple of weeks ago (Abbie Clare). Hollie, as she was then known, was everything I hoped my Una would turn out to be: bright, cheerful, affectionate, thoughtful, always looking for a way to be helpful. Even when she was suffering frightful headaches and pains from undiagnosed fibromyalgia (now under control), one could never detect anything from her demeanor. She was always warm, friendly and helpful.

We could not be more proud or happy for her. Jesus Christ be praised!

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