Veterans Day at our Provincial House

November 11 is celebrated annually as Armistice Day in France and Belgium and as Veterans Day in the USA and Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth. This year it took on a special significance at the Provincial House of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Putnam, Connecticut.

 After an especially fractious political campaign and following the recent death of Sr. Rita St. Onge, one of the last two remaining American Sisters interned at Vittel during WWII, it seemed fitting to stop and reflect once again on the cost of liberty and to pray for those who are currently in the military service at this time of continued conflicts around the world.

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Margaret Anderson, our provincial archivist, with the assistance of Sr. Lorraine Duval, put together a fascinating exhibit of newspaper articles, journals and artifacts, bringing to life once again the story of our Sisters who were interned by the German Armed Forces during WWII.

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In the evening, we gathered for prayer which included a short, but touching, video and a prayer for veterans living and deceased and their families. Most of all, we prayed and will continue to pray for the calming of tensions, for justice and peace and for continued collaboration with our allies around the globe against all the forces of evil and violence which continue to threaten peaceful co-existence in our world.

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Sr. Paula-Jean Despathy, DHS
Community Coordinator
srpjdhs@yahoo.com

 

 
 

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