Home Visit to Rome
April 11, 2014
On March 24, 2014 the Motherhouse Community welcomed Sister Mary Margaret Agnes. Sister served as an Adoration Sister in Rome from 1955 to 2012. During the farewell celebration in 2012, Sister Mary Kristin gave to Sister Mary Margaret Agnes a certificate enabling her to return to Rome for a “home visit” since she had lived at the Motherhouse longer than in her home province of Covington, USA.
On Sunday April 6, Sr. Mary Margaret Agnes was privileged to be part of the huge crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray the Angelus with Pope Francis. At the end of the Angelus, Pope Francis offered to all those present in the Square a pocket copy of the Gospels as a gift. He encouraged all to perform some act of charity for others in return. Unfortunately many people were not able to receive a copy. He invited everyone to read scripture often and to welcome the message of the Gospel with an open heart. Sr. Mary Margaret Agnes said that in all her years in Rome she has never witnessed such an enormous crowd for the Angelus. It is all part of what has come to be known as “The Francis Effect.”