Diamonds for Two St Ursula’s Sisters
Saint Ursula’s School in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, celebrated the diamond jubilees (60 years) of Srs Mara Howe-Watson and Catharine Pearson.
Sr Mara joined the Ursuline Order when she was 19 years old, and Sr Catherine when she was 17.
At the celebration, Holy Rosary parish priest Fr Terry Barnard referred to both of the Sisters as “diamonds”.
As diamonds are formed under great pressure, and stand the test of time, so have the Sisters, he said.
Fr Barnard added that there are three basic values to live according to, that made the jubilee Sisters’ journey successful: celibacy, to give ourselves to God; poverty, the dependence upon God and others; and obedience, to listen and respond to God.
“Srs Mara and Catherine,” said the school’s principal Tony Botha, “St Ursula’s is proud and humbled by having you on our campus. You are role models we the staff and pupils can look up to for guidance.”