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ordination and visitation

20 Jun

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The guesthouse where I am staying was originally built by the Rosary Sisters as a residence for “old lay women,” as one of the sisters explained to me. But no one came. So much for “built it and they will come.” The Jordanians did not want to send their mothers and sisters to this place, but preferred to keep them at home to care for them on their own. The sisters decided then to turn it into a residence for their own older and informed sisters, and into a retreat center and guesthouse to raise money to take care f their sisters. They call their place, “Visitation Home.” I was ordained on May 31, the feast of the Visitation. I am here for an ordination of a young man who was born in this town, and whose whole family is still here. Being at their “Visitation” is a nice connection with my own “Ordination” 38 years ago.

3 Responses to “ordination and visitation”

  1. The Rinn's June 20, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Char June 20, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Have a wonderful birthday and how great to celebrate it this way!! Tell Deacon Solomon that people are praying for him all over the world, and of course for you too, blessings!!

  3. Carol Drummond June 20, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Happy Birthday, Father Rob! While you celebrate you 64th birthday, Charlie and I will be celebrating our 49th anniversary, and now Deacon Solomon will be celebrating his ordination. June 20th–a really good day!

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