Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary

1st Graders Visit Cathedral Campus and HVM Convent

Children from Mrs. Zandra Mitchell’s 1st grade class at Holy Name School, Birmingham, MI visited beautiful Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit on June 24 for a tour of the graceful Gothic style cathedral and grounds.  This is the 1st grade class that raised funds for Little Angels School in Ichama, Nigeria where HVM Sisters Calista and Helen serve as headmistress and teachers.  The Blessed Sacrament Cathedral tour was led by Sr. Rosemarie Abate who guided the children through the Cathedral building, answered their questions, and led them in song and prayer.  The children continued their visit through the Cathedral campus community with a short walk to the nearby Home Visitors of Mary convent on Boston Boulevard, the one-time home of J.L. Hudson.   Greetings and a short visit to the convent chapel were followed by lunch and cookies, art work with crayon and pencils, and an graduation ceremony fit to scale with appropriately pint-sized commemorative certificates.

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

Lined up at Cathedral back door

Sr. Rosemarie leading the tour

Glass work details

Showing seats used for wedding sacrament

Happy children at baptismal font

In the church entryway

Now over to the HVM convent home

At the bird feeder. Sr. Mary Frances’ special place!

Wanda the cat. (NOT at bird feeder!)

Formal convent welcoming ceremony

Mrs. Zandra Mitchell and Sr. Rosemarie

Questions & answers in chapel

Lunch time! Cookies visible on counter near top of photo

Young lady artists at work

Young men artists at work

Formal graduation ceremony

A happy tour graduate