Sunday, October 31, 2010

Great Community Weekend . . . and the Texas Tour!

Okay, we just had another great "Community Weekend" (we usually have them about once a month). We always have some kind of "ongoing formation", then we get to watch a movie, eat snacks, and just enjoy being together.

Our TEXAS TOUR begins this week -- we'll be at:
  • the Catholic Student Center at the University of Texas (Wednesday).
  • Victoria, Texas (Thurs. and Friday).
  • College Station and the Catholic Student Center at Texas A&M (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Tarleton University (Sunday evening)
  • Irving and the Catholic Student Center at the University of Dallas (Tuesday)

Pray for us to spread the New Evangelization and for us to meet whoever God wants us to meet! May the Holy Trinity be in the middle of all of it! God bless you all!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Receive Love - Be Love

We had the most AWESOME retreat this past weekend! "Receive Love - Be Love!" We explored how deeply God loves us and how we in turn overflow God's Love to others. We discussed Religious Life and all vocations. We also talked about the awesome plans that God has for our Community with an awesome future. It was a very fruitful retreat -- continue praying for us as we pray for all of you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

We are God's Powerful Instruments

We do not usually do "personal" blogs from a specific Sister, but this time it is. I have been given the task of teaching Religion Class to our local Catholic Middle School 7th and 8th Graders at Holy Cross Catholic Academy. It has been a challenge in some ways, as this is my first time to teach middle schooler's on a daily basis. However, it has awed me how God is using me in this assignment. Every day I clarify things for the students -- misconceptions they had about God, about how God works, or the Catholic Church. I get to talk to them about God's Love. They are learning things, such as, that God can bring good out of evil situations. They are learning that God is in control and that they can trust Him. (The text we're using integrates quite a bit of the Theology of the Body that I love so much too!) They've been learning a lot.

So have I. I'm learning that it is fun to watch the light bulb go on in their heads and hearts as they have the daily opportunity in school to get closer to God. They have become a highlight of my day and a joy to teach! Help me pray for them and all those we minister to in our apostolates! God bless you all!