September 30, 2014

Joy!

Over the weekend we had visitors from Bishop Kelly High School and other schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  What a joy it was to be with Father O'Brien, Theresa and the 11 young women they brought along!  Yes, and of course our own Sister M. Margaret who traveled with them too.



From celebrating the Eucharist, having adoration and confession, some recreation, helping in the kitchen and our Day Care Center, to gratitude for one of the young women who turned 18, we had a very blessed time.  We pray these women encountered the love Jesus has for them and may hear His voice each day.  May Our Lady accompany them on the way to the Heart of her Son.

You can check out more photos from the weekend too.

September 27, 2014

Welcome Catie!

      Hello!  My name is Catie Kneemiller and I am overjoyed to have entered with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George!  I am 25 years old and from St. Charles, Missouri.  My parents and younger brother still live in St. Charles.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing sports (non-competitively), and taking walks.  I was drawn to our community because of the joy of the Sisters and their charism to make Christ’s merciful love visible.  I was also drawn to the fact that their charism is lived out in many different apostolates.  Please pray for me and know that I am praying for you as well!

September 25, 2014

Meet Krystle

       My name is Krystle Cagandahan, 26.  I am from Richmond, Texas.  I was born in the Philippines and spent most of my childhood in Dubai, U.A.E. before moving to Texas in 2002, where my parents and younger sisters still live.  I love to draw and play basketball during my free time.  I am joyful to finally be here with the Sisters.  I first visited the community in 2012 and right away felt at home.  The love and dedication that each Sister puts in their apostolate and their prayer life together drew me to the community.  As I begin my journey, I pray that God may use me as one of His instruments to show His merciful love to His sons and daughters.

September 23, 2014

Welcome Kristen!

       My name is Kristen Rainey.  I’m 31 years old.  I grew up in Kennett, Missouri and I have one brother.  Some of my interests include traveling, reading and studying our faith, learning to play the guitar and experiencing the gift of getting to know other people.
        I was drawn to the beauty of religious life for many years but at the same time was drawn to the vocation to marriage.  For several years I wrestled with choosing between these two goods in prayer although deep in my heart I could hear God calling me to religious life.  Through a deepening of prayer spent in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a fuller entrustment of myself to Our Lady, and through getting to know the Sisters through my job in campus ministry, the Holy Spirit removed all the obstacles that were preventing me from saying yes.  He revealed through interior and exterior confirmations that He was calling me to this particular community and that only in giving my whole self entirely to Him could my heart be fully satisfied.        

September 8, 2014

Entrance Day!

We give thanks to God for our new postulants:  
Catie, Krystle and Kristen.  
Please keep them in your prayers as they begin this new step in religious life.
You can see more pictures here.

Kristen with her parents.
 Catie with her family.
Krystle with her family.

August 17, 2014

A Day to Rejoice!

In gratitude, we rejoice with Sister M. Gemma and Sister M. Immanuela as they made their first profession of vows on August 14, 2014.  

We are also grateful for the reception of Sister M. Pieta and Sister Maria Teresita into the Novitiate.  Please keep them in your prayers! 

You can see more pictures from the day!

August 4, 2014

Into the Silence


Have you ever taken time to be silent?  For some this can be a scary thought.  Do you find you have to "fill" the silent moments in your day?  Many times the radio is on in the car or the TV at home.  Perhaps you have experienced those awkward moments in a conversation when it is quiet and there is nothing to say.

In the spiritual life silence is necessary.  It is when we quiet the exterior then we can listen to the interior.  Sometimes the interior is "noisy" too, yet now we can face what is going on within our hearts.  We learn to recognize the voice of the One who loves:  Jesus.

On the evening of August 3rd our postulants and novices entered into silence.  They began their ten day retreat in preparation for reception and first profession of vows.  We pray they encounter the love of the Father as He calls them deeper into the Heart of His Son in the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are grateful for their yes to following Jesus' call.  Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to make this next step in religious life.

And what about you?  Where do you need to make room for the voice of Jesus?  Can you turn off the radio today while taking that drive?  Listen.  Be still.  You too can encounter Love.  He wants to speak to you!