Dear Missionary Friend,
May the grace and peace of the Holy Spirit be with us forever!
The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity are celebrating our 100th anniversary as a religious congregation – a Power for Good!
We were founded by a Vincentian priest, Father Thomas A. Judge and Mother Boniface Keasey. During the early 1900’s, Father Judge formed a group of lay people to be missionaries in their everyday lives, reaching out to those whose faith was at risk, initially among immigrant Italians. Later he was assigned to Alabama, and many followed him to help start a mission. Among the volunteers was a young woman, Margaret Louise Keasey, a school teacher from Butler, Pennsylvania, who at the age of thirty-one felt called to teach in their new mission school in Phenix City, Alabama. Some of the volunteers, both men and women, soon felt called to stay and form religious communities. On February 2, 1918, Margaret Louise Keasey and several others signed a document which marked our legal incorporation in the state of Alabama. The incorporation allowed us to purchase property which we needed for ministry, offices, and residence. The women chose the name Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. Lou became the first General Custodian of the new sisters’ community and received the name Mother Mary Boniface of the Sacred Heart.
Please accept this special commemorative video, “MSBT: A Power for Good,” as our gift for your continued support. Our video tells the stories of life after our founding. It portrays who we are and what we do. It also questions and answers why we do what we do. Similar to our special commemorative 2018 calendar, it includes many archival photographs and highlights some of our Missionary Servants’ ministries. Simply click here to request your video or calendar, or scroll down to the bottom of this page.
In addition to our special video and our calendar, the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity offer a Commemorative Engraved Book which will be placed in the Motherhouse Chapel. Donors have the opportunity to have their names engraved on gold-plated pages. A minimum donation of $300 is suggested for this extraordinary tribute to the centennial and support of our ministries. The book will have a place of honor in the chapel where our sisters so often pray for our benefactors.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018, we invite all to our Centennial celebratory event in Philadelphia. Please join us in the blessing of the new Cross which will grace our grounds. We invite you to list your email address on the enclosed form and we will update you with further information on this event and other celebrations. We also invite you to browse through msbt.org and read about our history and today’s ministries. Click here to donate.
As we have done for 100 years, we continue to serve the Church in many dioceses in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Our work continues to seek out and serve the abandoned population and areas, especially among Catholics who are not being spiritually nurtured, especially the poor. In 2018, please continue to help us and remember those in need of our love, support, and guidance. May you truly be blessed!
With deep gratitude in the Trinity,
Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity
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