Installation of the New Provincial Superior
Despite the wintry weather, Wednesday 23rd January dawned bright and sunny. Even the 24 hour delay to the arrival of key personnel, i.e. the new provincial superior for one, did not detract from the day and Bishop John arrived in good time for a quick run through of the installation procedure.
The service was very special and Sister Pauline says she has some lovely memories of the day which she will treasure for a long time. Snow began to fall during the service and continued through lunch but we heard from those who came by car that they got home safely.
After lunch in the sitting room:- Bishop John with “the line of succession.”
From left to right; Provincial Superiors, in order of service:- Sister Mary Patricia,
Sister Jean Mary, Sister Monica Jane and Sister Pauline Margaret.
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Major celebrations for 50th anniversary of CHN in Leribe, Lesotho - October 5, 2012
Preparing food in the library.
Food preparations well underway!
Some of the Sisters, the band and choir at the anniversary service.
After the feast the band led everyone in dancing and singing. Caught on camera: Bishop Adam, some of the Sisters and friends of the Community follow the band.
Some of the ladies demonstrate their prowess in traditional celebratory dancing.
Friends help the Community clear up after the celebrations Sunday morning. Many pots to wash!
Community of the Holy Name, Lesotho, on the front stoop with some of the Sisters from CHN Zululand who came to the anniversary celebrations.
On October 4th Sr Jean Mary made a flying visit to Leribe, Lesotho to represent the UK province of CHN at our fellow sisters great celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Community's life, work and fellowship in Lesotho. She arrived in Leribe on Friday 5th October and immediately began to take photos for us and to help the sisters prepare for Saturday's feast and eucharist.
It was a wonderful turnout of friends, associates, family and people we have known and worked with for the past 50 years. Much rejoicing and celebrating occurred much of Saturday. Sunday was the clean up operation par excellence and Monday saw Sr Jean Mary on her way back to the UK.
Photos of the day's events involving school children from St Saviour's junior choir, clergy, both bishops, the local communities in which CHN works and lives, dancers and a very lively brass band and many more(!) are on the right.
There will be an election of a new Provincial Superior for Lesotho in December.