“The Bridegroom is here, go out and welcome Him.”

February 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Vocations

“The Bridegroom is here, go out and welcome Him,” it is a chant all to familiar to us. In fact, it rang out throughout the church last month when grace poured out upon the entire world as eight of our sisters professed Final Vows and a day prior three of our novices professed First Vows.  

As we begin a new “apostolic” year, we remember those graces and that the Bridegroom is in fact, here, and we are called to go out and welcome Him wherever He may call us. And for some of our sisters it is a new mission, where they will use their gifts of nature and grace for the work entrusted to them.

After pouring herself out so generously for three years in the work of vocations, Sr. Virginia Joy will now be serving in our Visitation Mission, assisting women who are pregnant and in crisis. Sr. Virginia Joy has journeyed alongside many of you in this sacred realm of discernment and I trust that you will not be far from her prayers. As she transitions to a new mission, I am confident the Lord will use her many gifts, particularly, her love and compassion in the service of this beautiful work.

It is also my great privilege to welcome Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, who will now be assisting in vocations. Previously serving in the work of formation, as one of the assistants to our postulant director, Sr. Faustina Maria Pia has great zeal for souls and a deep love for Jesus and for consecrated life. She is looking forward to getting to know many of you, who are so generously contemplating the will of God for your lives.

For one who is consecrated to the Lord of life, she goes with confidence wherever the Bridegroom leads, trusting that He provides every grace necessary for what He asks. My prayer is that each of you grow in this same confidence in Him, who never fails in supplying superabundant grace. May He be praised.

In the Heart of Jesus,
Sr. Grace Dominic, S.V.

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