Dear Sr. Eva-Maria:

Your letter is beautifully written. I pray that the process that you and many other sisters and many others besides enter into will be fruitful, bringing renewed hope and vitality to the communities of sisters that have impacted the Catholic Church in the United States and beyond.

Through the fine education and strong Catholic identity of the Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (now known as the Holy Union Sisters), I was formed in the Catholic faith in my youth which has served me in significant ways as a priest. May you experience many blessings through your involvement with this process of study, evaluation and recommendation.

Blessings in Christ,

Father Samuel Houser
Pastor, St. Patrick Church
York, Pennsylvania, USA