On June 20th Sr Marie Mathilde de la Croix, a Little Sister in our community in Washington, D.C., celebrated 80 years of religious profession. From Mother General we learned that Sr Marie Mathilde is the only Little Sister in our entire congregation with so many years of vows! At 101 years of age, Sister is still quite active, attending daily Mass, participating in community life and always greeting the Residents and staff with a smile.
Sr Marie Mathilde was born into a large, very Catholic family near Bogota, Colombia. She left her native land as a young Sister and has spent almost her whole religious life in the United States. Asked the secret of her long life, Sister Marie Mathilde invariably replies that God has been very good to her. Still young at heart, it is a joy and honor to have her with us!