On September 10, 22 SSNDs who live in community at the Charlesgate Apartments in Baltimore celebrated their six Jubilarians, who together have given 330 years of service to the congregation. Two former SSNDs who also live in the complex, JoAnn Iglehart and Janet Marsh, joined in the celebration, as well. Sister Bernice Feilinger was unfortunately not able to make it.
There was a lovely prayer service that included a renewal of vows, and singing of Jubilate Deo. This was followed by a potluck picnic on the grounds of the apartment complex, complete with decorations. With Sisters living in multiple apartments in multiple buildings at Charlesgate, this outdoor space is their shared backyard.
"What a happy, love-filled afternoon we all experienced," shared one Sister. "We give thanks for our six Jubilarians, who inspire us with their years of commitment. We are grateful that we could renew our vows together, taking strength-in-fidelity from all and giving strength-in-fidelity to one another."
The Jubilarians were so grateful for all of the gifts, cards, prayers and words of love and support they were given that day. May God continue to bless each Jubilarian, each member of the Charlesgate community and their neighbors!