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Family Rosary Chile: Founding Director Retires

10/3/2014

We offer our prayers of thanksgiving for Sister Catherine Poirier’s many years of service to Family Rosary.

After 10 years at the helm of Family Rosary Chile our beloved Sister Catherine Poirier, C.S.C., leaves our ministry to return to live in the United States. All of Holy Cross Family Ministries and so many friends in Chile owe a profound debt of gratitude to this holy nun who began our Family Rosary Ministry in Chile.

Sister Catherine had already dedicated 40 years as a Holy Cross Sister working in education in the US before she assumed the challenges of missionary life, first in Peru and then in Chile. Her work as teacher and school principal well prepared her for Family Rosary. She says that her work in Our Lady’s prayer ministry to families was a great gift, something of a crowning finale for 64 years of apostolic service as a Religious of Holy Cross.

For the next stage of her life she will reside in a Holy Cross Convent in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, no doubt continuing to share the love of God with all she meets.

Please join us in prayers of gratitude for Sister Katie’s years of service. Chili image 250

Photo: At farewell Mass at Our Lady of Andacollo Parish in Santiago where many friends gathered to express their love and gratitude to Sister Katie and sang the “Salve Regina” before the statue of Our Lady.