Thank You, Sister Paulette

SisterrOn the afternoon of June 23rd the Sisters who compose the Provincial House and Health Care Center Community gathered in the gymnatorium to”attempt to do the IMPOSSIBLE…to adequately thank Paulette for her dedicated services day and night for 9 years to our community”. 

The celebration began with a meaningful Prayer of Gratitude based on the musings of Meister Eckhart “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough”. The initial expression of gratitude was followed by a striking comparison of Sister Paulette’s service to that of the faithful women we meet in the Scriptures whose very lives offer praise to the Lord for the great and especially the innumerable little things accomplished as those Paulette did in fulfilling her role as Coordinator of the PH community.

DidterSignificant tokens of appreciation: the poems “The Servant’s Reward” by Roy Lessin, the “Promise of Hope” by Edna Maggimilla were read and presented to Sister followed by the spontaneous sharing from members of the community of memorable moments  and reasons for their gratitude to Paulette. The personal accolades and simple expressions of thanks and best wishes culminated with the presentation of a gift from the community delivered by 102 year old Sr. Gilberte Désilets.

The microphone was then passed to Sr. Paulette who shared her heart-felt thoughts with the community who responded with a verse from the song “Glory and Praise” to conclude the program. 

Refreshments provided the opportunity to continue the sharing and to extend to Paulette, on a one to one basis, the wishes so fluently expressed at the conclusion of the prayer service “May God ‘who holds the future’, fill you with joy, peace and trust in the power of the Holy Spirit as you discern other ways to participate in His Mission of Love in the world”. 

 

 

 

We trust the photos will help you share our special moment in a special way also.

 

 

 
 

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