27 September 2012

A vocation retreat for young women

My favorite community of consecrated women is the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, whose motherhouse is in Alton.  You might recall they recently had thirteen Sisters make their final profession, two make their first profession, and three enter the Novitiate.  They have also had nine women enter this year as Postulants, and a few more a yet to enter this year.

Never afraid to have a good time, these Sisters are known to wear smiles on their faces and are often ready with a good joke:

Sr. M. Maximilia and Sr. M. Karolyn enjoy Pop Rocks candy with Bishop Paprocki.
At the same time, these women are deeply committed to a life of prayer and faithful discipleship:

Bishop Paprocki blesses some of the Sisters after the Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom
(some 40 of them came from Alton to pray with their Bishop).
On the weekend of October 19-21, 2012 the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George will host a Veni Si Amas retreat (Come If You Love).

Women between the ages of 17 and 30 are invited to spend a weekend with the Sisters and see what their life is like.

Do you love Jesus?  Do you desire to give him everything?  Do you long to know the deepest desire of your heart?  Why not join them?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:23 PM

    This is a wonderful vocations story. Had not known of this order before--a great blessing.