On April 15, 2016, Sr. Barbara Staley, MSC, General Superior, and Sr. Bernadette Anello, MSC, General Councilor, attended a private Mass with Pope Francis.
Sr. Barbara shares the following thoughts…
“It’s almost too sacred to write about. Today, [April 15] I attended Mass at Santa Martha’s, the Pope’s private mass with about 50 people in attendance. After the Mass I had the great honor to greet His Holiness, to shake his hand, to receive his Papal blessing. When I mentioned Mother Cabrini, he responded with joy and said “Brava!” I thanked him for his example of being Christ and for loving the poor, immigrants and refugees.”
Sr. Bernadette remarked:
“the experience was unforgettable for both Sr. Barbara and myself. Words fail…but the memories remain.”
Sr. Bernadette added:
“[Pope Francis’] smile upon receiving these gifts [presented by Sr. Barbara] was worth a thousand words…”