It was an overwhelming celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus here at Cabrini Senior Housing, Seattle, WA. Before the start of the novena, I printed the novena prayers and gave a copy to all the residents who are members of the Catholic Guild that Sr. Renee started when she was here. Thanks, Sr. Renee!
I encouraged them to pray each day at their convenience. During that time, some residents came to me and shared their reflections. It was an opportunity for us to learn and share about Mother Cabrini’s reflections in relation to our experiences.
Before the novena, I was in contact with Fr. Lim William, a priest from St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Baguio City, Philippines. He knows the MSCs well and has gone to the former Casa Cabrini in Baguio City. He told me that he would be in Seattle for a day so I invited him to join our novena with the residents on June 10th. In spite of his very hectic schedule, he came and joined our novena prayer. He also gave a blessing to all of us present and blessed all the intentions the residents offered to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The feast culminated with the residents attending Mass together at St. James Cathedral.