September 5, 2015

Happy name day

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  It is also the name day of our former theology teacher Ms. Girard, now Sr. Agnes Clare Girard, O.P. (Agnes was Mother Teresa's baptismal name and Sr. Agnes Clare had a great devotion to Mother Teresa, she was even held by her as a baby!).  Sr. Agnes Clare joined the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, TN three years ago and this summer she took her first vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville.  I was not able to attend the Mass but many Trinity High School alumni did as did many priests of the Diocese of Manchester, including Bishop Libasci.

This year's senior class is the last class that knew Sr. Agnes Clare so in honor of her name day and her first profession, the seniors all wrote notes to her in theology class yesterday. I will mail them down to her next week.  We did this for her last year as well and I know how much it meant to her.  When I was in the seminary, it meant the world to hear back from home.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us.
Sr. Agnes Clare with her parents and priests from the diocese

Sr. Agnes Clare with Trinity students past and present

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