Fall Road Trip to Franciscan and Notre Dame

October 11, 2016 by  
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Sr. Grace Dominic, Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, and Sr. Magnificat Rose drove out west to Franciscan University of Steubenville and Notre Dame, Oct. 6-9th. The FOCUS missionaries at Steubenville hosted a Women’s Night attended by nearly 50 young women.

The following day we continued west to Notre Dame to participate in “A Day with Sisters” – an event sponsored by campus ministry, giving women on campus an opportunity to spend time with religious sisters from several different communities. The day included prayer, fellowship, meetings with students, talks and Ultimate Frisbee!

Lake Placid, N.Y.

October 11, 2016 by  
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Sr. Faustina Maria Pia and Sr. Jeanne Marie joined thousands of Catholics at Lake Placid’s INSPIRE: Called to Love Conference on Sept. 25.

In the same arena where the ‘Miracle on Ice’ occurred – 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team beat the top ranked Russians – our sisters joined the participants who gathered to dive deep into the timeless miracle of Baptism and learn how to live out the universal call to holiness.

During the conference, which included Mass, a keynote address by Bishop Robert Barron and several breakout sessions, our sisters joined other religious communities in meeting with the young Catholics from upstate New York and southern Canada.

From the City of Sails!

October 10, 2016 by  
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Sr. Grace Dominic, Sr. Marija Joseph and Sr. Elizabeth Grace spent a week in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 21-29, for the Voice of the Family Conference and LifeFEST sponsored by the Family Life International New Zealand. They were welcomed by the youths of the Mother of Divine Mercy Refuge in Auckland with a cultural program with dances and songs from the Pacific Islands and spent the following days giving talks on charism of life, the Hope and Healing mission, and prayer.

Kia Ora!