In the last days, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity sang the Blessing of St. Francis for Sister Laura Wolf and Sister Kay Warning and other sojourners from Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc. on pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome. The pilgrims embarked on an experience that hopes to open their eyes and hearts to the transformative vision and legacy of Saints Francis and Clare. Pilgrims represented our various ministries in Wisconsin, Ohio and Nebraska. Community-building is an added grace among the travelers as they make memories in places sacred to the Franciscan tradition.
Before their departure from the Motherhouse, interested pilgrims had an opportunity to meet other people who went on previous pilgrimages. Those coming together obtained helpful tips and an idea of what to expect as they prepared for the journey. The Sisters at Chiara Convent hosted that gathering on an August Sunday afternoon. Sister Laura Wolf, Sister Lorita Gaffney, Sister Kay Warning, and several Sisters residing in Chiara were present, as well as Marc and Meg Barbeau, Irene Novak, Julie Eggert, Barbara Kane and Patrick Blazer, Jane Curran-Meuli, Dan McGinty, Chris Kornely, Mark and Pam Herzog, Mick and Terri Hollen, Nicole Meissner, Jim and Terri Vopat, Wendy and Matt Campbell and Sister Mary Angela Peters.
Click to hear departure blessing: May the Lord bless you!