On Saturday, September 16, Sister Meg Sass was celebrated at the home of Tom and Barbara Mannschreck in Boise.
Over forty friends, family, and partners in ministry gathered to celebrate Sister Meg’s birthday, Monastic Profession, and long history of ministries in the Diocese of Boise and beyond.
The event included Eucharist with Father Rob Irwin and Deacon Mac Chester, tributes by St. Gertrude’s prioress Sister Mary Forman, brother David Sass, and friends Bill and Louise Stolz.
St. Gertrude’s CEO of External Ministries Mary Schmidt announced the creation of the Sister Meg Sass Honorary Fund that will help sustain the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
“I know each of you are here today because Sr. Meg has made a difference for you,” she said. “She has lifted you up, invited you to grow, inspired by her example, and most importantly — reminded you of God’s love. This fund will help sustain her St. Gertrude’s home which is also becoming a spiritual home to the nearly 20,000 who visit us each year who seek both spiritual inspiration and growth — as well as to be held in a place where they are reminded of God’s love.”
Sister Meg reminded the group of the enduring call to prayer in service to the wider world. “There is so much that we really can do and believe that we can do. We are that leaven. We are that access to God’s grace. Our prayers and our actions do matter. And you are among the most faithful prayers that I know. If we can all pray together for one thing: that gift of peace — I do believe that God hears us.”