You may remember that last year we commemorated the 200th birthday of the Founder of the Sisters of Christian Charity, Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt (June 3, 1817- April 30, 1881). In honor of Mother Pauline's 200th birthday, Sisters participated in mission trips to Uruguay, Argentina, the Philippines and the United States. Additionally, spiritual preparations occurred for three years prior to the celebration and in last July's "Response 200." Several "Pauline 200" celebrations were held last summer, as well.
Through these commemorations and celebrations, the Sisters of Christian Charity have been strengthened to continue carrying Pauline's charism throughout the world. We are grateful to God for Blessed Pauline and for all of those on whose shoulders we stand.
Father in heaven, lead us in the way of love as you led Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt. Open our hearts to others, that loving them as your Son commanded, we may be one with them in your heavenly kingdom. Amen.