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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good-bye from Sr. Susan

Many of you may already be aware of this, but one of our sisters, Sr. Susan James, has recently been reassigned to our Motherhouse in Boston. Sister has been a pillar in our community--the only member of our original community based in San Francisco--and her time in our new Redwood City location has been a blessing for many. We wish her continued graces as she carries out the Pauline mission from Boston!

The following is her good-bye
message to all of you:

Dear Friends,

Perhaps the time has come to inform you of my approaching transfer. I have been a member of the San Francisco/ Redwood City Community of the Daughters of St. Paul for seven years. It was my pleasure to meet many of you while we were in the last of our 35 years downtown on Geary St., before we packed up in Sept. of 2005, had a terrific moving sale and said a temporary good-bye. Grand Opening of the new Pauline Center in Redwood City took place the following April.

In the meantime we had begun making connections on the Peninsula through our many bookfairs and exhibits which we’ve continued even after the new Bookcenter was up and running. Over these past years I’ve had the distinct pleasure of your company and cooperation at many of our events, both in the Center and at our off-site venues. To each of you I want to say a big “Thank You” for the opportunity to have been of service through our communications apostolate. In so many big and small ways our lives have connected. I’m grateful for the friendship, inspiration and help received from so many of you… for your lives of quiet faith and generous service carried out in your families and Parish communities.

I hope that you will continue to frequent our Pauline Center and stop in soon to meet the new sisters who will be joining our community. My new assignment brings me back to Boston where I will be working at our Publishing House Order Entry Department. There I hope to find new avenues for my apostolic energies and who knows, our paths may once again connect. Admittedly, our winters will be colder and white, but the Fall promises to be wonderful with all the colorful red and golden leaves of autumn…and of course Spring follows winter with its glorious new life!

Let’s continue to pray for one another!

With best wishes & prayers,

Sr. Susan James Heady

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