Another beautiful bench for St. Philomena's, Portsmouth, RI, USA!
In an earlier news article we reported on a celebration marking the closure of the St. Philomena's Convent building. It was a time of some sorrow, but also of rejoicing in all the blessings that the FCJ Sisters had experienced over 82 years of living and working on the St. Philomena campus.
At that time a granite bench, engraved with "Courage and Confidence", the motto of Marie Madeleine, our foundress was installed in honour of the FCJ Sisters.
Recently, a second bench in honour of the Sisters was installed. This time the engraving read, 'With Joy and Gratitude to the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus.
May many generations of St. Philomena's students enjoy sitting on these lasting memorials.