Religious Community Festival

Christmas 2018

Christmas in Adelaide this year was very hot, as it can be. However, we were prepared in time.

Christmas Eve service at St Francis of Assis, Clarence Gardens, Sr Juliana’s last parish. Sr Juliana celebrated the Christmas morning eucharist at St Mary Magdalene’s.

Then we celebrated with a special morning tea at home; see Miss Daisy below after she opened her presents….she loves the paper as much as the contents.

Sr Patricia was the cook for a beautiful Christmas Dinner in the mid afternoon, before Evensong and a welcome nap.

The Christmas season was enjoyable for many days, though the heat continued. We cooked Christmas dinner again on Holy Innocents for Bishop Keith Rayner, our Visitor.

Advent Wreath

Advent Wreath

Nativity set in the Chapel

Nativity set in the Chapel

Miss Daisy unwraps her Christmas presents!

Miss Daisy unwraps her Christmas presents!

The Sisters' Annual Festival of the Annunciation

On Sunday April, over 50 friends from all the parishes where the Sisters have worked gathered for the 36th anniversary of the foundation of the community.   Sr Juliana was the officiant at the traditional Evensong for the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary at St Francis of Assisi,  with the Rev'd Andrea McDougall, the recently arrived parish priest, as the preacher.   The singing was amazing as usual as the congregation sang the hymns of the Annnunciation and the Incarnation.

After Evensong, everyone moved to St Francis Community Centre for a sumptuous, though not healthy, High Tea, where there was much catching up with old friends.

It is a long tradition which we hope will continue as all seem to enjoy the celebration.

Sr Juliana sings the traditional sentence at Evensong

Prue O'Donovan and Sr Juliana sing a duet for the anthem

Sr Juliana and the rev'd Andrea McDougall

Sr Patricia with Bishop Keith Rayner, the Visitor

High Tea in the St Francis Community Centre