by Linda Van Scooter, chair of the Ladies of Charity in Lynchburg, Virginia
In September, Holy Cross Ladies of Charity in Lynchburg, Va. honored a special mother and daughter. Eileen Hildenberger, a mother of ten children and lifetime member of the Ladies of Charity, celebrated her 99th birthday and her eldest daughter Sr. Mary Frances celebrated her 50th jubilee as a Daughter of Charity. They were recognized after Mass and shared a celebration and cake afterward with the parish family. Holy Cross circles of Ladies of Charity are the only group in the state and have been active for well over 100 years.