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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 21:29

Believes the greatest part of belonging to the Secular Institute

Pauline Labbe, O.M.M.I. - Diocese of Manchester
https://www.catholicnh.org/worship-and-sacraments/vocations/.../pauline-labbe/


Secular Institute of the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate


Pauline Labbe, O.M.M.I., believes the greatest part of belonging to the Secular Institute of the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate is her flexibility to serve God anywhere, even and perhaps especially in her job as a hairdresser. Her salon’s name, New Beginnings, is even a reverent nod to her spiritual life. It is there, amid the shampoos and scissors, that Pauline fulfills her vows. “In the Oblates,” she says, “we use the gifts God gave us.”
“One of my customers was a very loud and vulgar lady who came in every week,” says Pauline, of Atkinson, New Hampshire. “Most people who come in know my story, but she didn’t. I didn’t know how to handle her. So one day I put a bottle of holy water on the sink and put a little of it in her hair when I shampooed her. She never knew, but would you believe she changed?”


By Katie Fiermonti, Photography by Charlene Graham


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