A Blessing Filled Send Off

Sister ElaineOn a bright and very warm August 8th, the Sisters in residence at the Holy Spirit Provincial House, along with staff, employees and guests, gathered at the main entrance to offer a special, blessing-filled send off to Sr. Elaine Bolduc as she departed for her new home at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT.

Based on the theme of change and the passage of time, Sr. Paula Despathy, PH Coordinator, invited all present to pray. Even the faithful neighborhood cat Diego joined in saying hasta luego and wishing Sister the best for this leg of her life's journey.

Sister Elaine came to the Provincial House in 2017, after many years of service to God's people as teacher, principal, clerical assistant to the education department in Waterbury and as assistant in a day care program. She now joins the DHS Community of St. Joseph established at the Living Center in 2016. 

When asked how she felt about moving again, Elaine simply responded:"Oh well, I have a history of moving often, so I consider this a part of my journey and am fine with the change".

Sister Elaine
Sister Elaine

She also expressed that she trusted folks would continue to correspond via phone or e mails and esjpecially personal visits. Her new address is St. Joseph Living Center  14 Club Road Windham, CT 06280.

Please join us in offering the following prayer as Sister Elaine accepts her new mission in the Lord's service.

God to enfold you, God to surround you;
God in your speaking, God in your thinking.
God in your sleeping, God in your waking,
God in your watching, God in your hoping.
God in your life, God on your lips,
God in your soul, God in your heart...
God in your ever-living soul, God in your eternity.
(adapted from "God's Aid" in THE CELTIC VISION ed. by Esther de Waal,

Thank you, Sister Elaine for your service and for your gentle acceptance of transforming change. A blessed and happy retirement at St. Joe's!!

Sister Elaine Sister Elaine

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