We share with you the homily preached by Fr Anthony McMullan OP on the occasion of our community celebration of Sr Margaret’s Diamond Jubilee on the 10th June 2014 When I was preparing this homily for the celebration of Sr Margaret’s Diamond Jubilee I very soon realised why she had chosen the first reading – the beginning of St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.In this passage Paul tells us that God had a secret plan from the beginning of creation and that plan has now been revealed.  It is a plan for all things to be united under Christ who shed His Blood that we might be saved.  How wonderful that is?  Paul gives God praise for bringing about our Redemption in Christ.  Further on in the letter to the Ephesians Paul talks about his own prayer – kneeling before the Father being a prayer of petition – that all will know the love of God which is beyond all knowledge – that through His Spirit our hidden selves might grow strong, so that Christ may live in our hearts through faith and then planted in love and built on love, we will have strength to grasp the breadth and length, the height and the depth until knowing the love of Christ we are filled with the utter fullness of God.I know that Paul’s prayer of praise and thanksgiving, and also his prayer of petition, in the letter to the Ephesians is also the prayer of Sr Margaret.  It is not just her prayer for today as she celebrates her Jubilee but I believe that it has been the prayer and synopsis of her whole religious life here in Siena.  Firstly, that of thanksgiving, and […]