“Hearts rejoice in Sr. Hilda Gleason’s 80 years vocation as a Daughter of Charity.
Sister Hilda Gleason celebrated her 80th anniversary as a Daughter of Charity in October at Villa St. Michael, Emmitsburg, MD. Many of us remember Sister Hilda as president of St. Joseph’s College in the Valley where we earned our first degrees, or as Councilor in the newly formed Albany Province. Her lifetime of dedication to God and the Poor span 80 years and move us profoundly as we contemplate the length and strength of her vocation. How many acts of love and service! How many hours of sacrifice and self- giving! How many tasks accomplished in humility, simplicity, and charity? How many moments of prayer and silence? They number beyond our ability to imagine, grasp, or comprehend. In God all things are NOW! We turn to Sister Hilda with love and gratitude, profound respect, great joy and happiness with her and for her. We give thanks to Thee, Blessed Lord, with hearts full of praise!
Material from Affinities courtesy of Theresa Mancuso.