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Celebrating the anniversary of their congregation with Pope Francis

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament came to Rome with commemorative scarves and a large banner marking the 300th anniversary of their congregation. The group of 90 came from all over the world to St. Peter's Square to celebrate their group's third centenary and commemorate the life of their founder, Pierre Vigne. SISTER CATHERINE MURPHY Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament "We began in France, and then we joined up, spread out to Italy, and then Brazil, and Spain as well. And Ireland. FLASH 1:30 We wanted to see the Pope because a lot of us haven't met the Pope before and this is part of our celebration to come to the papal audience.â?    After 300 years, the organization is still going strong. The sisters continue to embrace the vision of their founder in their daily work. SISTER CATHERINE MURPHY Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament "The activities are teaching and nursing and parish work and visiting the sick.â? Michele is not a nun but she help the congregation with its daily work. She is responsible for teaching catechism to children and helping the sisters however she can. MICHELE Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament "I have belonged to the Congregation since my daughter went to school. I have known the whole congregation.â? Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament has helped young people, the sick, and others for more than three centuries. Their founder was beatified in 2004. They now hope for his canonization. MPI/ATO AA SV -PR Up:GRT