Mother Boniface Keasey: First Superior General of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity Her Contribution to Social Service in the United States and Puerto Rico 1916 – 1931
Background and Timeliness of the Study. During our Lord’s earthly sojourn, the Scriptures tell us that He went about teaching and doing good to others. One of the most important lessons that He would have us learn is that love of neighbor is a necessary corollary to the love of God, Himself. To the doctor of the Law who asked Him what was the most important commandment, He answered: “Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind; . , , and the second is like unto this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole Law and the prophets." Herein lies the true meaning of charity which is synonymous with love; to love our neighbor as God loves us, Christlike charity implies not only that of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, but also consoling the sorrowful, teaching the ignorant, and admonishing the wayward.
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Flynn, Sister Mary Elizabeth, "Mother Boniface Keasey: First Superior General of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity Her Contribution to Social Service in the United States and Puerto Rico 1916 – 1931" (1956). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725042.