Sr. Irma Marie is now an American citizen!
Complete with sash, hat, flag, and certificate
Sr. Irma Marie, a native of Puebla, Mexico, has been a member of our monastic community for some time. She began working on her citizenship papers about five years ago, and on Tuesday all her hard work paid off as she was officially sworn in as a United States citizen.
Of course, we had a little party to celebrate the great day!
The festive table
Sister’s card, signed by everyone in the community
The happy new citizen with Sr. Mary Margaret
Now that she is a citizen, Sr. Irma Marie looks forward to getting a driver’s license and registering to vote. We are very proud of Sr. Irma Marie and all her hard work to achieve this goal, and we are grateful to all the people who helped make it happen–and there are many who helped! Thanks to all of you!
On an additional note, although several of us were down with a cold bug for Thanksgiving, we still managed to have a good time!
The majority of our dinner was donated, and as always we are very grateful to all who made our wonderful Thanksgiving meal possible. Thank you so much!
We are overwhelmed by the blessings God has granted us over the last week or so. May he continue to provide faithfully for us, and may we remain faithful to him!