SMSM jubilee begins with thanksgiving mass

A mass to officially open the 150th jubilee of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM) in Samoa was held at the newly opened Mulivai Cathedral on Sunday

Bishop Peter Brown from American Samoa was the principal celebrant.

Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi addressed the crowd.

“On Tuesday last week when the SMSM committee invited me to say something today, I meditated and prayed for the occasion,” he said.

His Highness Tui Atua, who is a Marist Old Boy, said he has been thinking of a theme to speak on but when he attended an event held at Vailima, he then understood its meaning.

“When the choir sang ‘who shall I see’ I whisper to myself, that is God speaking…the story of Marist and St. Mary’s missionary is a story of glory.”

On Wednesday there was a procession from the Marist Primary School to the Government Buildings.

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