On August 29, 2015, the Sisters of St. Casimir celebrated the 108th anniversary of their founding with Mass in the SSC motherhouse chapel and a Founders’ Day celebration afterwards. The Sisters welcomed Very Rev. Bernard Scianna, OSA, Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, as the celebrant of the Mass honoring Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir.
During the Mass, the assembly witnessed the Sisters of St. Casimir Commitment to Mission. All then recited the Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life.
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Refreshments and the Founders’ Day Grand Raffle drawing followed in the SSC Auditorium after the Mass. A short video presentation of the Sisters of St. Casimir responding to the call to “Wake Up the World” was previewed. Click here to enjoy this special snapshot of the Sisters of St. Casimir as they live out their mission. (Click here for multi-lingual.)