Celebrating and Making History

On 23 April 1989, some of the Sisters from Holy Spirit Province attended the Beatification of Mother Foundress in Rome.  A quarter of a century since the Beatification has flown by quickly.  Upon the request of the Sisters Holy Spirit Province recently devised and distributed holy cards to commemorate this historic event for our Foundress and our Community. The cards featured a copy of an icon of Blessed Mother Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd and on the back was a printed intercessory prayer in either English or Polish.   It is hoped that the receivers of the cards will receive many graces through the intercession of Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Frances Siedliska).

Prayer to Mother Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd
O dear Mother Foundress, you who are so close to the divine heart of Jesus, look down upon this earth and see how one of your child pleads with you for this favour….

Mother, obtain it for me from his divine heart.  While on earth, you loved this heart.  How can he refuse you anything now when you plead for favour for your children? Intercede for me, O Mother , with his Sacred Heart.  ( Say Hail Mary  9 times and  “Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us 9 times)

On April 23 2014, the 25 Jubilee of Mother Foundress’ Beatification coincided with another historic event:  the offering of the first Mass at the new Holy Spirit Convent in Plumpton.  The Mass celebrated by Father Albert Wasniowski OSPPE was attended  by  Sister Grazyna Roclawska, Provincial Superior and sisters representing convents in Marayong, Quakers Hill joined the first sisters who live there.   After the Homily , Sister Lucyna Fraczek was commissioned as Sister-In –Charge. The celebrating continued with afternoon tea.

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