The Pictures above were taken at Sr. Maria Maris Stella’s investiture family visit in our parlor! Little nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters of our Sisters usually ‘steal the show’ whenever we have the joy to spend time with them!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The man we honor today throughout the Church, Blessed John Henry Newman, is a brilliant example for all who seek to follow Christ’s lead, His light, His truth. The tangible graces that evoked a principle conversion in Newman at the young age of 15, awakened in him the realization that God was “Closer to me than I am to myself.” Such awareness drew him to solitude where he saw all the beauties of this world as a veil through which he glimpsed the greatest reality – God. This depth of resonance with grace gave him a great capacity to recognize the divine call and accordingly follow his conscience. Led by the unerring wisdom of the Church Fathers, he embraced the Catholic faith at the expense of his former clerical career and unfortunately, many friendships. As
‘A man of conscience is one who never acquires tolerance, well-being, success, public standing, and approval on the part of prevailing opinion at the expense of truth. In this regard Newman is related to
~ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger from the Book 'On Conscience'
Saturday, September 4, 2010
For the faithful disciple of Christ, the days commemorating one’s commitment to God are second in joy only to the day when ‘it’s all been said and done!’ Today Sr. Marie Emmanuel of the Mother of God celebrates 50 years in Religious Life and it is a day of joy indeed! Her Jubilee Mass honored Mary, Cause of Our Joy whose willing ‘fiat’ gave us Christ our Redeemer. Crowned with flowers and joined by family members from various states, Sister radiates the peace and fulfillment of a life lived with and in Our Savior. Among all the needs and intentions that come our way, Sister Emmanuel has especially ‘adopted’ the EWTN family. As a true friend of God, for her it is imperative that as many persons as possible come to know the goodness of her Spouse – and to that end all ‘being and doing’ is directed. It certainly is no secret that any form of Christian life has it’s share of drama (the drama of salvation!). Living in Religious Life for so long is no exception to the above statement! In short – Sister Emmanuel has a huge stock of stories galore. But the best ones are still being lived… Congratulations Sister!