Miss Jubilee? Oh no! Our Jubilee always falls on the last Saturday of July and all IHMs make a priority to arrange our calendars accordingly. It’s difficult to describe what it means for us. First of all we celebrate the lives of consecration of our Diamond, Golden and Siver Jubilarians. It is so touching to see the faces of the Diamond Jubilarians particularly, either walking proudly, or more often being wheeled down the aisle. This year I particularly noticed three of those sisters showing brilliant smiles while tears brimmed in their eyes. Let me tell you their eyes weren’t the only ones brimming!
However, Jubilee means much more than a number of years. We all experience overflowing joy and gratitude for our IHM vocation. No one actually sits on the sidelines. One of the discerners who shared Jubilee with us picked it up right away. She said, “I could feel the excitement in the air as soon as I came in.” I hope the pictures express the spirit of the day!