"A vocation then is a falling in love with God, but it is a fall which is the prelude to a resurrection. In human love there is the meeting of two poverties; in a vocation there is a meeting of the poverty of self and the riches of God. Such love becomes an eternal flame ignited from the Heavenly Fire which is God."
Event: Barbecue With Our Sisters
Bishop Robert Vasa and the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa invite you to...
A Barbecue with Our Sisters!
Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 3:00pm
Please join us for an afternoon of food and fellowship at:
The Smith Family Ranch
5390 Washington Street
Napa, CA 94558
Join us for a fun-filled day featuring:
~Barbecue Trip-Tip or Chicken
~Chili, Salads, and all the trimmings
~Fine Napa Valley Wines
~Raffle (Courtesy of Ignatius Press)
~Instant Wine Cellar Raffle (Three Cases of the finest Napa Valley Wines)
~Organized Games for the children
Cost: Reservation by June 9th, 2015: $50 per person or $90 per family.
At the door: $60 per person or $110 per family.
Please contact Carole Duncan at 944-9540 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Funds raised will go towards supporting our growing community. Thank you for any prayerful and financial support!
Investiture of Novices
In just a few weeks, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 12th, 2015) Sisters Teresa Maguire and Marissa Zieminski will be invested with the holy habit and become novices. Deo gratias! This will be a day of great joy for our community.
The Investiture Ceremony is a private ceremony with the community. Early in the morning, the new novices will enter the chapel as brides, request entry into the novitiate, cast off their worldly garb, and have their hair cut. They then approach the altar, kneel, and are clothed with the holy habit of our community by our Mother Superior. After the clothing, the new novices will receive their religious names, including a title of Our Lady. Finally, all of the Sisters will move to the shrine of Our Lady and together we will renew our Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
Please pray for our soon-to-be novices!
To view the photo-gallery of our last Investiture of Novices, click here and scroll down.
Stages of Religious Life: Temporary Vows
Stages of Religious Life: Novitiate
Stages of Religious Life: Postulancy
Call Upon Mary
"In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart." ~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux