22 DHS Leave For A New Mission

At a touching, simple and significant ceremony integrated into the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Thursday, June 23rd, 22 Daughters of the Holy Spirit were missioned by the Provincial of the US Province of the DHS to bring and live the charism of the Congregation in a new environment at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT.

The Sisters accepting to carry out their new mission range in age from 79-100. They have been a part of the Provincial House community for many years and most recently have been residents of the Holy Spirit Health Care Center that has been headquartered at the 72 Church Street address since the mid eighties.

The changing demographics and numbers of the membership of the US Province led to the decision that changes, including the eventual sale of the Provincial House, needed to be made to assure the long term care of the Sisters and their continued involvement in a quality life of ministry. 

Once again the Spirit, watching over the Daughters in a special way, allowed our path to cross with that of St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT resulting in the odd- defying reality that all the Sisters in residence at Holy Spirit Health Care Center are transferring together to their new facility/mission on Club Road in Windham. The well-organized and synchronized move will take place between June 24th and July 8th. 

While this is indeed a bittersweet moment for our Province, it is deemed to be a huge blessing and an historical event for the Congregation that has been in Putnam for 100 years. For the time being the Provincial House remains on the former Morse mansion site. We will share new developments related to the future of this facility as they materialize. Meanwhile please join us in prayers of gratitude and petition for ongoing enlightenment and strength as our DHS family continues to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit who is ‘moving all over this land’.

The photos offer snippets of preparation for the move, the missioning of the Sisters and the first Sisters to transfer to their new community.

Please direct any questions or comments to Sr. Gertrude Lanouette, Provincial at 860-928-0891 ext. 119 or e mail at:  provdhs@snet.net

 

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