"Religious life," Fr. Thomas Dubay tells us (and our own experience affirms),"is radical and beautiful. It is a love affair of the most enthralling type. It is a focusing on God that fulfills as nothing else fulfills."
A consecrated woman gives her undivided attention to her one Beloved and He in turn transforms her. This sublime vocation begins with a radical leap of faith, a choice to leave behind the world and all that one knows and holds dear in response to the call of Love.
Commending them to Our Lady
Witnessing this step gives us the opportunity to step back in awe at God's action in the soul and in admiration of those who respond to it. We joyfully welcome our new candidates and beg you to pray for them as we pray for them that they may always know God's will and do it joyfully.
O Mary, Queen and Mother of Religious, Pray for us!