Jubilee celebration at Aitape, PNG
Sr Bernie Telemai celebrated her Silver Jubilee in Aitape with a great and genuine joyfulness. The liturgy was very alive with colour, meaning, symbolism, ritual, and dance all to express Bernie’s 25 years of faithful commitment to Presentation Life and Mission.
Bernie’s mother and family joined with the Sisters, ‘Friends of Nano’, many of Bernie’s friends, and other Religious in the celebration. Fran Kosi (RIP) was very much in everyone’s thoughts and heart as Fran and Bernie shared their Presentation Life together. Fran’s two sisters and their families joined the celebration.
The day/evening before the Jubilee the Sisters and ‘Friends of Nano’ cooked and prepared a variety of food. Joyce’s family spent most of the year ‘fattening’ the pig and its arrival was very ceremonial.
After the formal proceedings lunch was served to many invited guests on the lawn of Nagle Centre followed by dancing, sharing stories and rejoicing with Bernie.
Bernie wishes to thank and express her gratitude to all Presentation Sisters who have supported and loved her through these 25 years.