Wisconsin!

January 9, 2018 by  
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If it weren’t for our wearing Yankee colors, our Sisters may have converted to being Packer fans during their grace-filled visit to Wisconsin from Nov. 16th-20th! Sr. Bethany Madonna, Sr. Magnificat Rose, and Sr. Theresa Francesca were invited to be present and speak to youth at St. Anne’s parish in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Sr. Bethany gave a dynamic talk about life and love to teenagers (and the many adults who wanted to come!) and the Sisters were present to parishioners after the Masses on Sunday. Our Sisters also tagged on visits to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee–where our Sisters gave a talk on the Feminine Heart, shared a Vocation story and stories from our Missions, and met with young women. The Sisters had a delightful time with students at both schools and even participated in two Friendsgivings leading up to Thanksgiving!

Relying on the Providence of God!

January 9, 2018 by  
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Oh how we love the providence of God and Providence, Rhode Island! Sr. Bethany Madonna, Sr. Magnificat Rose, and Sr. Catherine Joy Marie were invited to Providence College from Oct. 4-6th to speak at a Theology on Tap event (Sr. Bethany gave a great talk on God’s plan for life and love) and to share about the concept of “Delighting in the Other” with a group of peer ministers on campus. The students especially loved hearing Sr. Catherine Joy Marie share her vocation story as an alum of the school! Our Sisters had a blessed few days speaking with the students, having meals with them, and even playing a game of tennis! Their trip was book-ended with visits to Brown University and Yale University (where they attended a Pro-Life Conference)! 

Boston

January 9, 2018 by  
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Sr. Veronica, Sr. Mary Loretta, Sr. Faustina, and Sr. Magnificat had the great joy of sharing the Charism of Life with the historic city of Boston from Sept. 27-30, 2017. Sr. Veronica gave a talk the first night on the Healing Gaze of Jesus at St. Clement’s Shrine to a group of around 50 young adults. Over the next few days, the Sisters were blessed to visit with students at several schools in the area including MIT, Harvard (where Sr. Faustina gave a talk on the Charism of Life), and Northeastern. The Sisters even had the privilege of leading a group of MIT students in a rosary walk over the Charles River and getting a tour of Harvard from some of the students! 

 

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. 

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