Sisters, volunteers, their families and guests gathered for an afternoon together in Milleret House, Central London.
Participants had a great time catching up, sharing lunch and memories at the Returned Assumption Volunteers Reunion in Milleret House on Saturday 7 October.
The Assumption Lay Volunteer Programme began in 1999. Since then 120 volunteers have served in Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda), Asia (Philippines, Thailand, India), Europe (Lithuania), Americas (Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, USA) as well as in the UK (Newcastle, Hengrave, Kensington and Lochyside). About half went abroad and half to the UK.
"Convinced that each of us has a mission on earth, we want to help people discover the meaning of their lives and how they can be of service in the world. Assumption Volunteers is one of the ways we do this."
The Assumption Volunteer programme is open to men and women, aged 20 and over, who are open to personal and spiritual growth and who want to share in the Sisters' charism and work. Do you know anyone who might be interested to volunteer? Tell them about the Assumption Volunteer programme! Read more about it and find out how to apply on the website: http://www.assumptionvolunteers.org.uk/
On September 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the Assumption Sisters celebrated Sr Veronica Ann's 50 years of Religious Profession.
"Above all there is a sense of deep urgency and profound concern for the precarious state of our common planetary home."
The feast of Our Lady’s Assumption is always a special occasion, but this year it was marked with extra significance.
Milleret House is closed for the summer.