In August we farewelled our Provincial Leader, Sister Lucyna Fraczek who was elected as a general Treasurer and moved to Congregation’s General House in Rome. We are very grateful for her ministering in Australia Holy Spirit Province for 16 years and in Congregation for 33 years. In Australia Sister was involved in different ministries such as Age Care, Parish, provincial Treasurer and Provincial Leader. Sister Lucyna served Sisters and people in many ways with faith, enthusiasm, dedication and passion, she embraced many hearts with love and a smile. Our wishes for our Sister Lucyna:
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
The presents Sister Lucyna received, had a very funny and entertaining aspect to them. Sr. Margaret describes…
“Before you leave for Rome, we would like to give you some special gifts which will remind you of us:
Knowing the beautiful weather in Rome means hot and humid, you need a very fancy Italian fan for when you are praying in the chapel. It will also come in handy when you are waiting for a bus for over an hour!
We presume that in your new role your will be attending many meetings, so when you are tired and have had enough, put on these special glasses and have a nap. If there is too much noise, use these ear plugs.
Australian Dollar Souvenir Note pad – for when you need money for a cup of coffee. You also have to learn to drive in Rome… good luck with that! The most famous Kangaroo Australian road sign is to help you remember Australia.
As treasurer you need to carry money to the bank, so we have a special handbag just for that occasion. Finally, we know how much you are going to miss us all, so here is the latest mobile phone with all the trimmings so you can call us any time. Dear Sister Lucyna, again may God bless you abundantly on your new journey.”
Our prayers will support our Sister Lucyna in her new responsibility in Rome and spiritual growth as a follower of Jesus in our beloved Congregation.
The article is based on actual farewell talk given by Sr Margaret Kozub at the last dinner with the Sisters in the Province.
Enjoy the short video