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IMPLEMENTING VATICAN II s representatives in the diocese. McDonald as the bishop who cel- ly helped him in his future y Again, a request from Rome wasebrated Mass for them when their dealings with religious women. :r dutifully fulfilled. Nine years later, regional meeting was held in Little The give and take of a large fami- }- the Tri-Conference Commission Rock. After Mass the bishop had ly helped him understand that 0 on Religious Life called for dia- dinner with them, spending thethere is diversity in any group. 10gues between bishops, priests evening visiting and telling his Each person has talents and gifts and religious in preparation for the famous jokes. This special private to be shared with the community. d SYnod on Religious Life to be held time for a whole evening was aHe appears to live by the philoso- 11 in Rome in 1994. Without hesita- real treat for the conference,phy that no one has all the is ti0n, our bishop, along with hisAs a religious who has knownanswers, but by collaboration a S" 3 Vicars for priests and religious, Organized these dialogues and was present for the entire day of discussions. The vicars in the South- ern region remember Bishop and worked with Bishop McDonald for the 26 years he has been our shepherd, I see him as a son of the ongoing Church. His sisters who had entered the con- vent before he was ordained sure- great deal can be accomplished. Sister Maxine Vogan, DLF, is diocesan vicar for religious and pastoral administrator at St. Francis of Assist" Church in Forrest City. October 24, 1998 "i"1 ,I] ,L