the day of the patronal feast,
the parish community of Ploeren (France)
experienced a rather rare event:
the baptism of a new bell
To honour the 141 years of presence of the Daughters of Jesus, the community of sisters was asked to be the godmother of the new bell. In the event Sister Maryvonne Gru accepted the role.
The new bell, artistically draped and decorated with flowers, received the name of “Anne-Martine” (Anne the patron saint of Brittany, and Martin, the patron saint of the parish).
One by one the celebrants, the godfather and the godmother struck the bell and made it “ring out”.
After the mass parishioners and guests, including Sister Anne-Marie Monneraye, provincial superior of the Daughters of Jesus, gathered together for a meal. The traditional sugared almonds were of course distributed.
The sounds of “Anne-Martine” will ring out to announce the events of the parish (baptisms, marriages, celebrations of joy and of sorrow) …
An invitation to us to be attentive to the events of our parish community.
The community of Ploeren