The Monastic Mirror


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sr. Salete's Silver Jubilee

Sister Mary Salete da Roche is celebrating 25 years of Religious profession.  It is both a priveledge and a joy to be here in Rome to celebrate with her.

Sister Salete is the 4th child of 12 children born in Aracoiaba de Serra, Brazil.  She attended public school growing up and was familiar with the sisters working in the sacristy at church and at the school.  At age 14, she helped care for her grandfather who had become bed-ridden.  Sister Salate did not know it at the time but God was preparing her for a life of service.
At the age of 22, Sister entered Saint Scholatica Priory and the community of Missionary Benedictines in Sorocaba, Brazil.  She made her first profession on 2 February 1985.  Sister Salate is a nurse by profession but on 11 May 2008 she was appointed General Councilor here in Rome. 

Join with me as we wish Sister Mary Salate many more years of sevice and pray that she continues to be blessed by God's grace.

Blessing on your special day....
Sister John Paul

1 comment:

  1. John Paul, I would like your permission to copy the picture of Sr. Salete. You really have some good photos on your blog. Sr. Carole Ann