Goodbye, Bishop Corrada!
Bishop Corrada and Sr. Mary John
Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio, SJ, bishop of Tyler, TX (the diocese we live in), was recently named Bishop of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. We are so sorry to lose him, but know he will do much good for the people of Mayaguez! He came today to pay us a farewell visit and celebrate Mass for us one last time.
After Mass, we had a visit with Bishop Corrada in our community room. Sr. Mary Margaret listens as the Bishop speaks.
Bishop Corrada presided at the solemn professions of eight of our sisters! He has also presided over such monastery events as our prioral elections, funerals, jubilee Masses, and other things, always with his usual grace, dignity, and holiness. He has been our bishop almost 11 years and it will be hard to see him go when he leaves our diocese officially on September 12! But we are confident that the Holy Father will appoint the right man to be our new Bishop. We are praying for both Bishop Corrada and the new Bishop of Tyler--yet to be named!