…to Mother Regina C.P. of the Passionist Contemplative Nuns, who celebrated today her Golden Jubilee of Profession. I was to preach at the Mass in Belmont Abbey, but have been in bed since Saturday with some kind of bug or other (and with a wireless internet connection for blogging purposes), so I had to phone in my apologies on Monday. I’m sorry I was not able to be there, as I remember her Silver Jubilee (which doesn’t seem so very long ago). Mother Regina is from Vermont USA. She entered the Passionist Nuns at Erlanger, Kentucky, and was a member of the founding group of five nuns who came to England in (I think) 1962, so most of her religious life has been spent on this side of the Atlantic. She very kindly made a stole for my Silver Jubilee of Ordination last year, one of many acts of kindness over the past nearly thirty years.
I still intend to be fully operational (and in Rome) on Friday!