2 October 2017
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the death of Blessed Maria Antonina Kratochwil on Monday, October 2, the sisters of the Polish Province presented the Chapter members and staff with handmade cards and doilies, and candy from Poland. Siostra M. Irenea Książak explained that the sisters prayed for the chapter members over the months while they were making the gifts.
After the opening prayer, Sisters Kathy Schmittgens and Eileen Reilly presented the Shalom/UN-NGO* report. Sister Mary Maher commented that it was fitting that their report was scheduled for this day, the death anniversary of Blessed Antonina since she is a patroness of Shalom.
The report has been translated and is available on this page. There was time for reflection and sharing in Home Communities and in the aula.
The day ended with the celebration of the Eucharist.
*United Nations Non-Governmental Organization