Remembering Sr. M. Gabriela, pddm.
|Sr. M. Gabriela, pddm.|
Gabri, I cherish great memories from the time we spent as a group in Casa Betania in Italy and road-tripping around Piedmonte for the Pauline Family pilgrimage. It was an adventure! We drew attention wherever we went, an international bunch of young sisters, joyful, smiling and at times loud! People were curious to know who we were, what we were doing. You were always willing to share the driving and get us safely to our destination. Both of us were probably the more 'serious' of the group but more than often we just succumbed to the fantastic madness of our group, it was hard not to...they were all so loveable! Despite us all being so different, we got on so well, learning so much from each other. It was an experience which changed us all, something you underlined in your own request for Perpetual Profession.
Gabri, there is almost a spiritual envy that now you meet the Bridegroom whom you served with all your life. You meet Him face to face. What an amazing thought! How amazing to be met by Blessed Alberione, Blessed Timothy, our beloved Mother Scholastica whom you strove to imitate, to become like her a burning candle and to joyfully offer your life. To join the saints whose lives you diligently read and studied. I am sure you were met by our sisters whom you nursed together with the priests whom you assisted so generously from Dom Bernardynska in Lublin during these past years. Indeed you kept me up to date with how the various priests were doing, who was sick, who sent greetings etc. It rekindled the fond memories I had of my service there.
Here are some photos of our group with Sr. M. Gabriela! Photo gallery
Note: When one of our sisters returns home to God, a necrology of their life is prepared to celebrate the journey which they have made in life. You are invited to read the necrology of Sr. M. Gabriela here. It is a beautiful witness to her life and to what made her special to us.