On Saturday 17 November at St Patrick, La Rochelle about 100 friends, faith companions and guests, including some from Durban, Cape Town and the Frees State, gathered to give thanks for 50 years of service to the Church by Sr Teresa Marie Healey OP and for 15 years of SPRED.
In his homily Archbishop Buti spoke of mercy. Christ died to make manifest the mercy of God. Caring for the least among us with love is a great work of mercy. Holiness goes hand-in-hand with works of mercy, he said. We can become holy by leading lives of virtue and therefore the work that we do becomes a blessing. The Archbishop offered prayers and congratulations to Sr TM and those who help her.
In turn Sr TM thanked Archbishop Buti for his support both in the Archdiocese and as President of the SACBC. It is because of his support that SPRED has spread to other centres in the country from small beginnings.