Match made in heaven

Good Shepherd Sisters in Normandy left Immaculate Heart Convent in December to move into Mason Pointe Care Center. The move nine months ago seems to have been a match made in heaven. “I love it here,” said Sister Michael Maguire.

Sisters Patricia O’Sullivan and Rosalinda Sobremisana are beguiled by the tiny exotic birds in the aviary at Mason Pointe. They also delight in the hummingbirds that come to the feeders in the outdoor balcony garden. Sister Pauline Bilbrough maintains the balcony garden that she and Sr Michael planted.

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Sister Patricia O’Sullivan has become an avid bird watcher since moving to Mason Pointe Care Center.

Other Sisters at Mason Pointe are enlivened by the fellowship they share with residents on other floors. Bingo is a favorite past time that some of the Sisters enjoy with their new friends. Assembling puzzles also ranks high. Sisters are also free to attend outdoor concerts and other  social events and activities.

Forming new relationships

Sr. Nora Pat O’Flannigan has found a niche praying with men and women of other faiths who wish to do so. She also takes communion every day to Catholic residents at Mason Pointe who are unable to attend Mass in the Good Shepherd Chapel to receive it. The chapel is a connecting point for all of the Sisters at Mason Pointe. 

The Sisters especially look forward to visits by Mission Partners, including routine visits by the Sisters who live in community at the Province Center and St. Louis and occasional surprise visits from lay staff they once saw daily while living at Immaculate Heart Convent.

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match made in heaven
Sisters gather as community in the dining room at Mason Pointe. The menu always offers good choices.
Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette is the Communications Coordinator for Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America. She is a career photojournalist who has served in various capacities of print, broadcast, and corporate communications. Jeanette is devoted to creation and is particularly focused on saving pollinators and other wildlife species and their habitat. She is an ethical vegan and created the website