By Sister Phyllis Giroux
On June 9, westerners from various parts got together on Zoom to celebrate jubilees, and other honours, with wine in hand. Sister Nancy Brown acted as MC, with Sister Edna Walsh toasting the 60th Jubilee of Sisters Phyllis Giroux and Maureen Wild raising a toast Sister Cecilia Hudec on her 60th. Warm words among friends were accompanied by gifts of flowers and plants. We also toasted Sister Edna on her 35thJubilee. Sister Maureen’s recent award also merited a raised glass, as did the award Sister Kerry Rowland recently received. Behind-the-scenes worker was Sister Elaine Biollo. Sisters Roberta Mullin (just out of hospital) and Donna Geernaert rounded out the group.
Distances being what they are in the west, zoom has provided a reliable way to check in with one another, to celebrate occasions like Jubilees and awards — and the faithfulness of the group members attending witnesses to the importance all feel about the monthly Western Wine and Chat zooms.