Today I had the pleasure of accompanying His Excellency Bishop Paprocki to the Motherhouse in Alton of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George (my favorite group of Sisters). Mother Regina Pacis invited Bishop Paprocki to celebrate Mass and have lunch with seven women visiting the convent for a vocation retreat.
In addition to praying and eating with the Sisters I was able to visit a few of them whom I get to see only too rarely.
During lunch, Bishop Paprocki asked the visiting women what surprises they had during their visit (the retreat began on Thursday).
One of the women answered that she was surprised at how joyful each of the Sisters are. In just a few days time with them she could easily tell that the Sisters found great joy in their vows of poverty and obedience and the joy she found infectious.
Please pray for these women as they discern their vocations and join me in asking the Lord to raise up many vocations for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.