Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

It's our custom for the "youngest" member to carry the Baby Jesus to his crib in the chapel in a special Christmas procession.
. . . then the Superior takes the Baby Jesus and puts Him in the crib

Our beautiful chapel on Christmas Eve!
Right before the baby Jesus was put into the crib

Close up of the Holy Family


Sisters opening their Christmas gifts

Making Christmas cookies with some friends

Christmas Cookies - Sacred Heart of Jesus!

Sr. Mary Jude just made her Final Vows and her cousin Scott was just ordained a deacon.
We hope to be going to his priestly ordination in about 6 months!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!  Love, your sisters in Christ!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Final Vows, Postulancy, and Other Important Things

Bishop Zurek asking Sr. Mary Jude her intentions

Sr. Mary Jude praying during the beautifully sung
Litany of the Saints

Sr. M. Herlinde receiving her vows
Bishop celebrating the Final Vows Mass

Sr. Mary Jude at the Final Vow Ceremony with Bishop Zurek

Ariel after her Postulancy posing with Sr. M. Herlinde,
Superior General from Vienna and with Sr. Mary Michael

Sr. M. Herlinde asking Ariel her intentions

All the Sisters home for the Postulancy Ceremony in our chapel

Ariel making her Marian Consecration

Ariel with Mary

Ariel, Sr. Jean Marie (Regional Superior), Sr. Mary Jude
after her Final Vows, and Sr. M. Herlinde
Advent Holy Hour -- our daily special time with the Beloved

Recreation with the Visiting Sisters from Austria and
Argentina -- Fun is a very important part of life!

God is SO good!  A great month with many blessings . . . Blessed Advent to all of you!  Pray for us as we pray for you!  Your Sisters in Christ . . .