First Profession of Vows – August 3, 2017

August 7, 2017 by  
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August 3rd was a joyous day for the Sisters of Life: ten new sisters professed vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and to protect the sacredness of human life! The entire community gathered with the families of the newly professed at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern, NY, to witness the event. Bishop Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Center celebrated mass, and Mother Agnes Mary received each sister’s vows. At the end of the mass, each new sister received her first mission at the service of God’s Gift of Life and the Church. The celebration continued with a picnic at Annunciation Motherhouse. 

Congratulations Sr. Jeanne Marie, S.V., Sr. Mercy Marie, S.V., Sr. Theresa Francesca, S.V., Sr. Celeste Mariae Therese, S.V., Sr. Gemma Grace Marie, S.V., Sr. Anastasia Chiara Luce, S.V., Sr. Maria Frassati, S.V., Sr. Caroline Caritas, S.V., Sr. Lucia Christi, S.V., and Sr. Avelina Joseph, S.V!

Read the announcement in Catholic New York.

Sisters of Life Profession 2017

Novitiate Entrance – August 4, 2017

August 5, 2017 by  
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On August 4th, the Sisters of Life welcomed 12 new novices into the novitiate! While the community gathered together in prayer at the motherhouse chapel, each novice received the holy habit, the constitutions of the Sisters of Life, and her new religious name. Please pray for our beautiful new sisters as they continue on the journey that Our Lord has invited them to!

Sisters of Life New Novices 2017

Top row, from left to right: Sr. Madeleine Agnes, Sr. Martha Maria Guadalupe, Sr. Mary Catherine, Sr. Perpetua Lucia Mariae; Middle row: Sr. Luca Benedict, Sr. Desirae Purissima, Sr. Lumen Gloriae, Sr. Cora Caeli; Bottom row: Sr. Juliana Faustina, Sr. Gloria Maria, Sr. Charity, Sr. Tirzah Mariae

Alaska – July 2017

August 1, 2017 by  
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Sr. Pia Jude, SV, Sr. Mercy Marie, Sr. Theresa Francesca, Sr. Gemma Grace Marie, and Sr. Avelina Joseph, had the gift of bringing the Charism of Life to Alaska this summer. The five Sisters spent two weeks at St. Therese Camp, a Catholic camp for youth in Alaska. The Sisters joined the campers for prayer times and catechesis on what it means to abide in the Father’s Heart, played sports, enjoyed paddle boating on the lake, and much more. During the weekend between the weeks of Camp, the Sisters hosted a Young Women’s Retreat, with the theme Chosen. About 40 young women came from the Anchorage area and as far north as North Pole to be part of this grace-filled retreat, which included talks by the Sisters on prayer, trust, and the feminine genius; a vocations bonfire, where the Sisters each shared their vocation stories; and time with Our Lord in Holy Mass, Adoration, and Confession. The Sisters also had the opportunity to spend the day with a wonderful Catholic family, who took the Sisters out to experience the natural beauty of Alaska. They drove down the breathtaking coast of the Seward Highway, saw some Alaskan wildlife and visited a glacier! The Sisters enjoyed sharing the joy of the Gospel with each person they encountered. God truly blessed our time in Alaska!