Friday, June 12, 2015

MACON'S TRIBUTE THE RELIGIOUS SISTERS IN GENERAL, DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY AND SISTER ELIZABETH GRIM, DC, IN PARTICULAR

Recently the Macon community, to include its interfaith reality, paid tribute to Sister Elizabeth Grim, DC who is moving to Little Rock to open a day shelter for the homeless similar to the one she opened in Macon in conjunction with DePaul USA. We used the occasion to honor all religious in this Year for the Religious and to honor in particular the Daughters of Charity. We have six in the Macon area in a variety of ministries.

Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland was the celebrant; I was the homilist and Sister Elizabeth gave some remarks after Holy Communion. Below are my homily, Sister Elizabeth's remarks and Bishop Boland's remarks on behalf of the diocese:



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha. BEAUTIFUL!! "No offense, Fr. McDonald, but I don't take orders from you."

TCR said...

Thank you, Father, for sharing. Sadly, I was unable to assist at the Farewell Mass. While others say "Alleluia", Sr. Elizabeth lives it. Her servant's heart praises God beautifully and receives His orders well. What encouragement she offers us who are weak in taking up our own cross and following Christ wherever He leads ... even to Little Rock!

Just saying said...

It was a beautiful mass for a great Sister. She makes me proud to be Catholic. We will miss her joy and boldness. I hope Little Rock is ready for her. I have not known her to hold back her devotion and fierce faith.
Fr, you and she make a good comedy team. It was all very enjoyable.