In the Southern Hills of Virginia

September 27, 2016 by  
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As the school year began, Sr. Faustina Maria Pia and Sr. Magnificat Rose headed down to the Southern Hills of Blacksburg, VA to be with the students at Virginia Tech and a brief visit to University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Our sisters spoke at Virginia Tech’s weekly ‘Sunday Supper’ drawing about 150 people students for a home-cooked meal alongside a talk on the faith, also attended a Bible study, spoke at their Theology of Women series, and met with many students.

New Life! Postulant Entrance 2016

September 15, 2016 by  
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On September 10th, the Sisters of Life family grew! With great joy, we welcomed fifteen new postulants, along with their families. They hail from every corner of the country, and Canada: New Jersey, California, Louisiana, New York, Washington, Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Ontario. May God bless Brooke, Jen, Martha, Madeleine, Colleen, Julie, Lauren, Rachel, Stephanie, Desirae, Natalie, Karalyn, Alyssa, Emma, and Alida as they continue to respond generously to the Lord’s call.

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First Profession of Vows 2016 – Suffern, NY

September 15, 2016 by  
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On the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, August 22nd, 2016, seven of our sisters professed first vows! Consecrated to the Lord of Life, they professed vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and to protect and enhance a sense of the sacredness of human life. Each Sister received her first apostolic mission at the end of the Mass of Profession, celebrated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese St. Paul and Minneapolis. The mass was held at Sacred Heart Parish in Suffern, NY, followed by a small celebration with the community and families of the newly professed sisters at our motherhouse. Congratulations, Sr. Maria Cristina, Sr. Pia Jude, Sr. Cara Marie, Sr. Gabriela Maria Mega, Sr. Elizabeth Grace, Sr. Magnificat Rose, and Sr. Jordan Rose!

Top: (from left to right) Sr. Magnificat Rose, S.V., Sr. Mary Gabriel, S.V. (novice director), Bishop Cozzens, Mother Agnes Mary, S.V., Sr. Maria Cristina, S.V., Sr. Elizabeth Grace, S.V.; Bottom: Sr. Gabriela Maria Mega, S.V., Sr. Pia Jude, S.V., Sr. Jordan Rose, S.V., and Sr. Cara Marie, S.V.

Top: (from left to right) Sr. Magnificat Rose, S.V., Sr. Mary Gabriel, S.V. (novice director), Bishop Cozzens, Mother Agnes Mary, S.V., Sr. Maria Cristina, S.V., Sr. Elizabeth Grace, S.V.; Bottom: Sr. Gabriela Maria Mega, S.V., Sr. Pia Jude, S.V., Sr. Jordan Rose, S.V., and Sr. Cara Marie, S.V.