Religious Gathering for the Feast of the Presentation
The day dawned beautifully, as Religious of the Diocese gathered at Blessed Sacrament parish, Grand Anse, to worship with parishioners and to share a meal together, as servants living a consecrated life, and working in different parts of the Lord’s vineyard, here in Grenada.
It was fitting to begin the day celebrating Consecrated Life, by singing Morning Prayer in the Parish Church at 9:00 am. We were joined by some parishioners and tourists, who had arrived early for the 9:30am Mass. Twenty two Religious were present, representing: Missionaries of Charity, Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, Sisters of The Sorrowful Mother, and Corpus Christi Carmelites, with Fr. Dermot, Kiltegan Father and Br. Robert, Presentation Brother, being the only two male Religious, present. They were certainly blessed among women!
Before his homily, Bishop Clyde Martin presented the various Religious Congregations to the parishioners, and highlighted the invaluable, loving service rendered by religious brothers and sisters in this diocese over the years.
Bishop, Parish Priest and Religious, having been spiritually fed, were then invited over to the Corpus Christi Carmelite Convent, next to the Parish Church, to share a meal and mingle together. Of course, Grand Anse beach featured in the get together. It was certainly an enjoyable occasion of comradery, sharing and laughter; the words of the post communion hymn, could be recalled:
“Oh Lord, in my eyes you were gazing, gently smiling, my name You were calling,
All I treasured, I have left on the sand there, close to You, I will find other seas.”
Thank you to everyone at the Blessed Sacrament Parish, for warmly welcoming us, with open arms. Blessings!