"Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer." Romans 12:12
O Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Queen of the Angels, pray for us!
A precious, indeed invaluable, element of our life of striving for union with Jesus through Mary is our daily practice of spiritual reading. As our bodies require daily nourishment to fuel the day's service, so our intellects require daily doses of stimulating (and even challenging) material paired with reflection to strengthen our loving will and inspire the heart in its seeking for and conversing with Christ.
"If thou wouldst be perfect, go sell all that you have, and come follow me."
"Better is one day in Thy courts than thousands elsewhere!"
He alone who could understand Mary’s holiness could appreciate her glory.... In Mary, God is more glorified, better known, more loved than in all the rest of the universe. On this ground alone, according to the order of creative Providence, which subordinates the less to the more perfect, Mary is entitled to be Queen of earth and heaven....
An indispensable aspect of authentic religious life, the vow and counsel of poverty - internal and external detachment from goods, others, and self, rooted in secure attachment to our poor Spouse, Jesus Christ - is a gift of the Most Holy Trinity to transform our being and way of living.
"Signum magnum appáruit in cœlo... A great sign appeared in Heaven..."
The Benedict XVI Institute How-To-Teach-A-Children's-Chant-Camp Workshop
The Sisters enjoying time with their small group at Ignite Your Torch
As summer draws to a close, all the Sisters embrace God's will in the form of new assignments - the Sister Teachers turn close attention to spiritual and academic preparations for the new souls in their charge this year, the Sister Catechists pray that this year's curriculum paired with their prayerful presence is God's instrument in building and maintaining the spiritual lives of the souls they will encounter, and the Novitiate prepares for changes of duties and new formation classes.