During the days of September 27-30, the Sister Jubilarians of 2020 from Mexico, Peru and USA, gathered together in San Antonio to begin the celebration of their Jubilee year. Sister Brigid Marie Clarke served as retreat director for the weekend.
On Friday, the group shared a “Coming Together” experience with a gracious welcome, a prayer to remember the journey they have traveled, and a light meal together to get to know one another and share congregational memories.
On Saturday, the group engaged in a “Day of Reflection: A Jubilee Spirituality” with the celebration of Liturgy in St. Joseph’s Chapel; lunch followed allowing time for interactions and story-telling. Retreat reflections continued in the afternoon; dinner followed.
On Sunday, the Jubilarians were really celebrating, as they pinned corsages, had personal and group photos taken and entered the Chapel to celebrate their Jubilee Liturgy.
Several Jubilarians served as lectors and gift bearers during the Mass while Sister Tere Maya presented the Reflection.
Following liturgy, all of the sisters in Chapel joined the Jubilarians for a Community Photo to celebrate their happy event.
The General Leadership Team then hosted the Jubilarians at a Jubilee Lunch in the Generalate, during which gifts were presented to each Jubilarian. It was a time of great joy and gratitude.
On Monday, the Foundation Pilgrimages were offered: Dubuis Chapel in Castroville or Ursuline Chapel at Southwest Craft Center, with lunch provided on tour.
The Jubilarians of 2020 returned home filled with gratitude and the joy of the Holy Spirit after their weekend of jubilee preparation for the year ahead. In May 2020, they will celebrate again in their local communities together with family and friends.
Click here to read the CCVI Jubilarian Retreat Homily by Sr. Teresa Maya.
Click here to see more pictures of the celebration of CCVI Congregational Jubilee, which took place from September 27-30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
Click here to see pictures of the Jubilee Liturgy at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.