Pope Francis greeted some of our Sisters on Sunday 26th August as he arrived for a meeting with the Bishops at our Convent Chapel in Cabra, following his afternoon Phoenix Park Mass, to conclude the World Meeting of Families.

Sr Elisabeth Healy, Congregation Prioress greeted Pope Francis welcoming him on behalf of the Congregation to Dominican Convent Cabra. She and thanked him for his courage and his words. Pope Francis greeted each sister and asked us to pray the Hail Mary with him. He thanked us for our fidelity and asked that we remember him in our prayers which we assured him we would do.

Members of the local parishes had gathered at both entrances to greet Pope Francis on his arrival and departure to and from the Airport.

A number of our Sisters who had ministered in Argentina greeted the Pope and shared a quick memory re the traditional drink Mate. The Pope requested one of his team to go to his car and then presented our sisters with a packet of Jerba leaves.