It's time to say goodbye to our dear sisters and begin the journey back to Rome! It's been once of the most important and significant lessons in which we have participated so far: lessons in the school of life. We have learned so much from these joyful, prayerful, courageous, faith-filled, down to earth women who have been powerful witnesses of how to embrace old age and sickness gracefully with faith, dignity and trust in the Master's plan. In prayer we continue to be united, us younger ones rely on the prayers of our sisters who sustain us in moments of difficulty and doubt, encouraging us to keep our gaze fixed on the real reason for following Jesus; that is, on Jesus himself. Our thanks to you for being who you are finds its expression in our prayer for each one of you, for the special intentions which you may have, especially those who are in pain and undergoing great suffering.
For each one of you, open to the beautiful nature of your home in Sanfrè and its surrounding areas, here's our parting blessing:
"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through."