Leeds Little Sister knew foundress
NINETY-six-year-old Sister Raymond of the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Joseph's Home, Leeds, celebrated the 75th anniversary of her profession on Tuesday. The chaplain, Fr. Edward Quinn, sang Mass in the presence of the Mother Provincial and the sisters.
The Holy Father sent Sister Raymond a special blessing, and Bishop Heenan visited her.
Sister Raymond is one of the few members of the order who knew the foundress, Sister Mary of the Criess.
She was born in southern France and made her first profession in 1879 and her final vows at the mother house, La Tour St. Joseph, near Rheims, in 1898.