Today we celebrated Blessed Mary Angela with our kids and their parents. It was truly a celebration with the poor. Everyone came dressed very nicely, and we could not recognize them. We were in shock knowing the conditions in which they live.
The altar was prepared by some of our teens who picked beautiful flowers. The chairs and other liturgical item were set up by many helping hands.
The liturgical dance was beautiful, and Fr. Elicien’s homily amazed us as he shared the charism of Mother Angela and her love for the poor as she served all who were in need. He found her life and charism on the internet in French!
Before the Mass began, Sr. Marilyn spoke about the Congregation and our spirit, after which Sr. Inga shared the life of Blessed Mary Angela. We did a reading and intercessions. All was done in Creole. The children sang beautifully, especially Beni Angela limye ou nou vle ye, Blessed Angela, your light we want to be! We know Mother Angela was rejoicing in Heaven!
After Mass, we invited everybody for popcorn, chocolate cupcakes, ice cream and soda.