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f Father Abbot Augustine was my gracious host. The serenity, the prayerful atmosphere, the aware- ness of the presence of God were conducive to a good retreat. The atmosphere of the monastery gave me the inspiration to write the sermons and remarks which would be required of me in the days ahead. "Ave Crux" - "Behold the Cross" - was chosen as my episcopal motto. My patron saint, the apostle Andrew, had used these words when he approached his own death upon the cross, "the instru- ment of salvationf' During these weeks, my classmates of ordination contributed and bought my gold pectoral cross with a tourmaline in the center. My own brothers and sisters did the same and bought a matching episcopal ring with a tourmaline stone. Sunday, Aug. 27, 1972 Farewell to Blessed Sacrament Parishioners This was a moving and memo- rable experience. Regina Sullivan planned and carried out the entire program from the Mass to the reception. So many people came forward to help that it is impossible to mention all of them. My concelebrants were Msgr. John Lyness and Father John Hurley. The homilist was Msgr. Lyness. The children and adult groups sang. Monica Trapani directed the choir; Harriet Sanders was organist; pr, Harry Persse was congregational director. Pearlie CosgrOVe presided over the reception. Throughout the hot summer days, we moved inexorably toward Sept. 5 and Z Lois Hasla handled the invitations and with unbelievable hours of work made sure that everyone got i t0 the Cathedral who wanted to. joe Ebberwein planned and pre" pared the supper at the Chatha Club on the evening before Sister Aurelia McDonald, who cel- ebrated her 70th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph in August 1998, kisses the ring of her younger brother Andrew. Sister Mary James, another sibling and also a Sister of St. Joseph is to her left. 34