Diamond Jubilee for Holy Cross Sisters!
The diamond jubilee celebration of Holy Cross Sisters Mary Gabriel Solomons and Alfreda Reil was held at the provincial house in Parow Valley, Cape Town. Bishop Edward Adams of Oudtshoorn was the main celebrant, with Fr Ralph de Hahn the homilist, and Deacon Arthur Johannes also on the altar. Twelve priests concelebrated, including Fr Matthew Gormley OFM.Cap, a former parish priest in Langa, where Sr Alfreda has served for 60 years. The two Sisters, flanked by Srs Gerardine Barry and Maria Plach, are shown renewing their vows before Bishop Adams.