Fr Eamon whose homily recalls his earliest meeting with Joan many years ago
Sisters Angela Yoon, Joan and Lucia So Yim Mei singing the grace before the celebration meal
Columban Frs Gerry Neylon, Jim Mulroney and Michael Cuddigan along with Fintan and Isobel enjoy Joan’s ‘cutting of the cake’ speech! And right…
The China Area members (from 2nd left) Isobel, Fintan, Joan, Ursula, Maureen, Angela and Mary Anthony, and Sister Lucia So (Dublin Area)
…and, below, a flash back to 1987 with the Hong Kong Area members at Joan’s Silver Jubilee Celebration! At that time the Sisters had not yet been able to enter the China Mainland for the ministies they were to engage in later.
Times moves on and with it the urgency and enthusiasm for mission is no less dimmed
…and with Columban Fathers John Burger and Hugh McMahon also in the frame, a joint photo to record the Golden Jubilee of Sister Joan