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CND WOMEN REMEMBERED IN PORT HOOD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, celebrated its 150th anniversary of founding with four days of faith filled and joyful activities from July 23rd to the 26th, under the leadership of Fr. Vincent vanZutphen, parish priest. Remembered were the many contributions made by the Congregation of Notre Dame sisters during their one hundred seven year tenure in the parish community – 1884 to 1991. The Saturday afternoon historic pageant saw four women in costume represent the Congregation of Notre Dame presence in our parish as parishioners, teachers and First Communion catechists.

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Unveiling of a Work of Art Commemorating the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame

October Article for The RI Catholic

Julius Caesar summarized his military campaigns with the words, “Veni, vidi, vici.” (I came, I saw, I conquered.) Pope Francis visited us in the United States and could say the same words, He came, he saw, he conquered. There the similarity ends. Caesar achieved his goals by joining one hundred men into a Legion, sending them on a forced march to their enemies’ camps and then invading and ruthlessly plundering. Pope Francis came and won the hearts of many by love. There was neither force nor condemnation.

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