On March 25, 2019, OLMs gather and celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. Sr. Rosemary Williamson led us in prayer saying:
“Let us pray, As we recall memories of Father Dan, may they rekindle our spirit to be women of ever deeper faith, as we face the challenge of ageing and relating to a new and much larger community here at Presentation Manor. All this is taking place in a world of major social, political, religious and environmental threats to the very existence of life on this earth. Like Father Dan who did not lose confidence in God’s grace despite the obstacles he faced in beginning our community in his senior years; may we too take inspiration from his example and continue to engage as we are able to be a Gospel presence of joy and faith.”
This prayer gathering reminisced the time when Father Dan approached many generous individuals and communities that supported the founding of the Congregation of Our Lady’s Missionaries. The feast of the Annunciation commemorates the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is celebrated on March 25th each year.