Celebration in Beit Jala Parish
Among the five rosary sisters who had done their perpetual profession in Amman, Jordan, one comes from Beit Jala: sister Mira Kasabreh.
Father Ibrahim Shomali and the parish community have chosen the 29th of August to thank the Lord for this blessing to the parish and the diocese .
The Sunday mass was overcrowded with faithful coming from Beit Jala, Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, Rafidia and Ramallah. The sister was surrounded by her family, many cousins and relatives, the parishioners of Beit Jala, the seminary priests and students, some parishioners from Ramallah where sister Mira is serving at present. Were present as well the Greek Orthodox Archmandrite, friend of father Ibrahim, and the Mayor of Beit Jala Raji Zeidan with his wife.
In the homily Bishop William Shomali mentioned the importance of religious life in the church. The nun is like the clever man who discovered a treasure in a field, went, sold out all his properties in order to purchase that field. The nun herself is also a treasure in the church through her Christian example and the power of her intercession for the church.
After the ceremony, the greetings took place at the Annunciation Hall in Beit Jala, built by the OESSG. There, father Ibrahim launched the new website of the parish called www.bjlc.org. It is only in Arabic language.
A family gathering and, with a friendly lunch offered by the family, followed in Al Roof restaurant-Bethlehem.
Our congratulations to sister Mira, to all the Rosary sisters who have done their perpetual profession this year.