2011 World Day for Consecrated Life

2011 World Day for Consecrated Life

tn_World Day for Consecrated Life LogoThe Franciscan Missionaries of Mary at 399 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence, RI are hosting the World Day for consecrated Life.  The event will take place on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

2011 World Day for Consecrated Life

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The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary at 399 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence, RI are hosting the World Day for consecrated Life.  The event will take place on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

 

 

The following is the schedule for the day:

Place:  Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
           399 Fruit Hill Avenue
           North Providence, RI

Date :  Sunday, February 13, 2011

Time :  12:30 pm Arrival and chance to meet informally with old and new friends

             1:00 pm Full dinner

             2:00 pm Conference by Fr. Frank Sutman, OP
                          “Consecration to an idea or a person?”
             3:00 pm  Prayer Service

Sr. Josephine Pappadaniel, fmm

Sr. Josie, fmmSr. Josephine Pappadaniel, fmm

Josie’s first mission sending, August 1936, was to the Orient – the land of her dreams!  She traveled by ship and train, with stops in Paris, Rome and finally Naples.  Here began the final phase of the journey to Shanghai and her first mission post in China, Tientsin, in northern China.  At that time there were approximately 900 FMMs in China.  But storm clouds were gathering, first the Sino-Japanese War, followed by World War II.  During the latter, nine members of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, in Tientsin were among the many interned, first in a concentration camp, then, following negotiations by an FMM who spoke Japanese fluently, the priests and Sisters were moved to our Convent in Beijing.

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Sr. Josie, fmmSr. Josephine Pappadaniel, fmm

Josie’s first mission sending, August 1936, was to the Orient – the land of her dreams!  She traveled by ship and train, with stops in Paris, Rome and finally Naples.  Here began the final phase of the journey to Shanghai and her first mission post in China, Tientsin, in northern China.  At that time there were approximately 900 FMMs in China.  But storm clouds were gathering, first the Sino-Japanese War, followed by World War II.  During the latter, nine members of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, in Tientsin were among the many interned, first in a concentration camp, then, following negotiations by an FMM who spoke Japanese fluently, the priests and Sisters were moved to our Convent in Beijing.

After the cessation of hostilities, Josie was missioned to Peking, then to Macao near Hong Kong.  In 1953 after 17 years of mission experience in ‘Far Away Places’. Josie completed her ‘world tour’ returned, via the Pacific, Vancouver, Montreal, Boston and New York to her homeland and family with great joy for all.  Here she continued to be a missionary as she worked with children at the Shelter, Convalescent Home, or Camp Ste. Helene.  As Josie moved from Millbrook, Fall River, or Roslyn all welcomed her contagious smile and helping hand.

No one, who knew her, was surprised, when after twenty years in the States, Jose said ‘Yes’ to a mission sending to Papua, New Guinea.  This time Josie traveled by plane to Australia and the Papua New Guinea.  Here Josie was once more working with children.  But not for long, as she was missioned to a rural hospital where she helped with the office work and visited the nearby families.  In 1975 Josie once again returned to the States and continued her ‘mission’ in New York City, with the same cheerful and generous spirit as before.

In 2001, Josie was sent to another mission, the Assisted Living Facility at 399 Fruit Hill Avenue, where she had begun her journey as an FMM.  Once again, Josie continued her ‘missionary activity’ by undertaking the care of the small Chapel on the third floor, praying for the missions and helping her sisters.  For relaxation, some of Josie’s favorites are reading and making cards for all occasions.  Her cheerful, and ever-ready-to-help spirit brings joy wherever she goes.