By Frank Flegel
Sister Mary Martin was all smiles surrounded by her RNDM community and friends as she celebrated 75 years of service as a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions; RNDM is the French acronym for the Order.
The July 31 celebration began with a mass celebrated by Monsignor Ken Miller at Santa Maria Seniors Care Home where she resides. With assistance from Claire Himbeault, RNDM current local Leader, Sister Mary Martin recited her original final vows taken 75 years ago.
Melvina Hruska RNDM, delivered a toast in honour of Sister Martin noting that she worked in education for 56 years and influenced the lives of hundreds of students. “Thank you for all the planting you have done,” she said in reference to the planting of the mustard seed contained in the day’s liturgy readings and Monsignor Miller’s homily.
Sister Mary Martin was born Helen Zywina, her family were members of Regina’s St. Anthony’s Polish community. She entered the...Read More