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Raumati Gathering - December 2008

Josephite Affiliates, Sisters and friends gathered at Mt St Joseph on Sunday 21 December to celebrate their annual Raumati/Summer Liturgy, and to hear from two Affiliates of their WYD pilgrimage.  The afternoon began with a Power point presentation from Virginia Hillgrove and Lyn Roberts-King of the trip they took some months earlier to some of the special places of the Sisters in Australia. 

Their visit included stays at Perthville, and at Mount Street in Sydney, and they were both deeply touched by the immersion in the early story of the Sisters of St Joseph. 

Virginia, right, presents a candle to Sister Liz Hickey for the Sisters, while Lyn looks on.

Following this sharing, the summer liturgy was held in the Chapel, using the theme of ‘Opening the Stable Door.’  With readings, songs and prayer, a summer Christmas was prepared for.  A final thought reminded all of the reality of the Christmas story:

Wake up
little baby God
thousands of children
have been born just like you
without a roof
without bread
without protection.

Christmas Card, Chile

Gallery / Whakaahua

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