Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Congratulations to Sr. Anne!

Sr. Anne brought wonderful news to Mom this afternoon.  She received a letter from the Archbishop of San Francisco, the Most Reverend George Niederauer notifying her that our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has conferred upon her the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award for exceptional ministry to the people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  This special mark of favor of the Holy See is given to those who have diligently served the Church at the local level.

Sr. Anne showing Mom the letter she received

We are all so proud of Sr. Anne.  I know Grandma and Grandpa Bertain would also be so proud of her.  She is an inspiration to all of us in recognizing the importance of social justice for those less fortunate.  Her work at St. Dominic's over the years has impacted so many lives.

Who could ask for better role models?

Congratulations Sr. Anne - we love you and are so proud!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Good evening Mary! What incredible news! WE are thrilled and hope that the news about Sr Anne will lift your spirits as it has us. We told Dennis Daniel and Britt too.
    Dennis and I are planning to attend and hope you are well enough to attend! Keep on getting better and see you in SF!
    Love you!
    Kathy and Dennis