Fall Road Trip 2017 (Franciscan, UPitt, and DeSales)

October 10, 2017 by  
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Sr. Bethany, Sr. Faustina, and Sr. Magnificat soaked in the graces of this new apostolic year with a road trip out to Franciscan University where Sr. Bethany gave a talk on healing as part of a Symposium on the Gift of Human Sexuality hosted at the University this fall. The room was filled to the brim, as over 300 students attended! We were blessed to spend a few days on campus where we met and prayed with students, had meals with different households, and Sr. Faustina (an alum!) gave a talk to young women. The road trip continued as we journeyed to Pittsburgh where Sr. Magnificat gave a reflection to students at the University of Pittsburgh, and had the opportunity to speak to classes at a local, all-girls’ high school. We ended our trip with a visit to DeSales University where we had dinner with students and Sr. Faustina gave a reflection to some members of the senior class. 

Ignite Your Torch-Kentucky

October 10, 2017 by  
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Sr. Elizabeth Grace, Sr. Magnificat Rose, Sr. Jeanne Marie, Sr. Maria Frassati, and Sr. Lucia Christi took a road trip down to Sr. Elizabeth Grace’s home state of Kentucky from July 4-10 where they were invited to help with a youth conference called Ignite Your Torch. The graces were flowing throughout the Conference as close to 150 young people gathered for talks, games, Mass, adoration, and the opportunity to pray outside of an abortion clinic. Our Sisters joyfully shared the Charism of Life throughout the week- Sr. Elizabeth Grace gave the Keynote one night while the other Sisters helped give breakout sessions and participated in the music ministry. 

Kickin’ off the year at NYU!

October 9, 2017 by  
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Our Sisters began the apostolic year close to home with a visit to New York University in lower Manhattan. Sr. Bethany, Sr. Faustina, Sr. Benedicta, and Sr. Magnificat were invited to join FOCUS missionaries and students at NYU as they kicked off the school year with a picnic and evangelization in Washington Square Park. The gorgeous day was equally matched with beautiful encounters as our Sisters shared the Charism and joy of the Gospel in the heart of the city. The day ended with Adoration, Mass, and a dinner to welcome new students.

FOCUS New Staff Training – Ave Maria, FL June 2017

July 3, 2017 by  
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Sr. Grace Dominic, Sr. Maris Stella, Sr. Michela, Sr. Faustina, Sr. Cecilia Rose, and Sr. Sophia traveled to Ave Maria, FL for a few weeks at the beginning of June to be present for FOCUS’s (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) New Staff Training (NST) with some 800 missionaries, who desire to make the Name of Jesus known and loved on college campuses and are a powerful witness in our culture. Our Sisters had the great joy of being able to join them for their bible studies, small groups, prayer, and yes…ultimate frisbee!

A visit to the Island

May 23, 2017 by  
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Earlier this month, our sisters visited classrooms and spoke to students at Bishop McGann- Mercy High School in Riverhead, N.Y. They shared the charism of life with stories from the mission, answered questions about religious life and recounted their own stories of grace. We are grateful to St. John the Evangelist Church in Center Moriches, N.Y. who so graciously hosted our sisters. 



Deep in the Heart of Texas

May 2, 2017 by  
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Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, Sr. Amata Filia, Sr. Magnificat Rose and Sr. Elizabeth Grace received a warm welcome deep in the heart of Texas where they visited, April 20-24, to speak and be present at Shepherd’s Cafe, a young adult event sponsored Mary Immaculate Catholic Church and for the Source and Summit retreat in Fort Worth, where they led small groups and gave a talk. 

Our Sisters shared the Charism of Life to audiences of all walks of life during their time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including students at University of North Texas and University of Dallas, children at a local homeschool group, high school students, and homeless men and women on the streets of Dallas. 

University of St. Thomas

April 6, 2017 by  
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Sr. Grace Dominic and Sr. Magnificat Rose traveled to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN from April 3-5th.  Our Sisters were invited by the university’s Students for Human Life club for an event open to the public, where Sr. Grace Dominic spoke about the charism of life and the call to greatness. Their visit included an event sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for young women, an event with students involved in St. Paul’s Outreach and meetings with students on campus. 

Shine Conference, DeSales, and JMU

April 5, 2017 by  
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“I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (Jn. 8:12).
This verse was the theme of the Richmond Diocese’s SHINE Conference, where our sisters were invited to speak on how Christ is the Light of Life – the foundation of all other gifts. Our sisters joined about 150 parishioners from various parts of Virginia for the two-day conference, sponsored by the Office of Social Ministries. 
On the drive down, Sr. Faustina and Sr. Maria Frassati stopped at DeSales University for an evening with the students at their campus ministry house and shared stories and conversation over ice cream.  The trip back included a visit with students at James Madison University, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, where our sisters spoke at evening Masses and later cheered on an Ultimate Frisbee game. 

Road Trip to Boston

April 1, 2017 by  
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Our sisters visited the historic city of Boston, March 21-24th.  Sr. Grace Dominic and Sr. Magnificat Rose visited Boston University, Northeastern University and Boston College, where they met with students and spoke on the Charism of Life. 

ND² Trip – North Dakota/Notre Dame

March 13, 2017 by  
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Our sisters began their trip out to the Midwest, Feb. 8-12, in the subzero temperatures of North Dakota. Sr. Faustina Maria Pia and Sr. Magnificat Rose shared the charism of life to high school students “The Rock,” an event sponsored by St. Mary Central Catholic High School in Bismarck. They also visited classrooms and later spent time with students at University of Mary. 

They continued on to Notre Dame University, for the Edith Stein Project Conference, an initiative that began in 2006 for students to dialogue and learn about issues facing modern culture and the Church’s response, while emphasizing the unique beauty of femininity and masculinity. Our sisters spoke on the feminine heart and prayer.

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