On Sunday, July 26, 2020, Bishop Elias Lorenzo, OSB, celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit prior to the election of our new leadership team. Preaching on the readings for the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year, focusing on the wisdom of Solomon and the exemplary wisdom of the parables in Matthew, the Bishop asked, “At this time in your history, who is God raising up to lead this community forward, always forward, everywhere forward.”
The answer to that question came as the voting by the delegates present took place after the Eucharistic Liturgy. Sister Luella Ramm was elected Prioress and accepted the call. Sister Patricia Tavis was then chosen as Vicaress, Sister Lena Picillo as first Councilor and Sister Marie Mueller as second Councilor. The newly elected were blessed by all with the singing of the Dominican Blessing.
Sister Patrice Werner then formally closed the Chapter 2020 and we joined our voices in the “Dominican Magnificat.”
In Genesis, God rested on the 7th day! So we rest up tomorrow for all the work to be done ahead!