Sponsa Christi April 17th, 2013
Greetings blog friends! We still haven’t gotten the comment box situation fixed yet. We are very busy and so haven’t been able to give much time to fixing the problem. We’ve tried to no avail (!) several different things listed in troubleshooting for this problem with the comment spam blocker.
If you are interested in writing us to receive some brochures as I mentioned in an earlier post email us at vocations(at)passionistnuns(dot)org. Thanks!
In case you haven’t noticed our latest newsletter is posted at our website. This newsletter featured Sr. Cecilia Maria’s First Profession of Vows. Enjoy!
Sponsa Christi November 29th, 2012
This past Sunday we celebrated the liturgical Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This coming Sunday leads us into the joyful, penitential season of Advent. May Christ take up His throne in our hearts!
Ta-da! Our Autumn Newsletter has been posted on our website.
This issue features
- Jubilarian Sr. Mary Elizabeth giving advice to women discerning a religious vocation
- She also shares her vocation story, including a few good photos from her Air Force days
- Admittance of 16 members into the Oblate Formation program. In monastic vocabulary one might say they have finished their postulancy and are now novices!
- Various photos of friends and nuns
- Closing message from Mother Catherine Marie, CP
If you live in the continental USA and would like to receive our newsletter in your mailbox please send me your name and address (in the comment box below) and I will gladly add it to our newsletter address database.
May Jesus take up His throne in all hearts!
Sponsa Christi November 14th, 2012
…this post is a little late…but better late than never!
Read our summer newsletter at our website. It features the ordination to the priesthood of Sr. John Mary’s brother and lots of news from the monastery. Enjoy!
Sponsa Christi November 11th, 2011
Well, actually, it is our ONLY newsletter for this entire year!
Check out our 2011 newsletter “From the Foot of the Cross” featuring -
- First Profession of Vows of Sister Rose Marie of the Merciful Heart of Jesus
- Vestition of Sister Cecilia Maria of the Body of Christ
- Obituary of our Sister Margaret Mary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Happenings at the Monastery
- Message from our superior Mother Catherine Marie of the Most Holy Trinity
And for those of you who get a paper copy in your mailbox you might still like to view this as the photos are in COLOR.
Sponsa Christi December 20th, 2010
Live Jesus, so live in me, that all I do be done by Thee,
that all I think and all I say, be Thy thoughts and words this day.
The following are some thoughts from our monastery Christmas newsletter 2010. Let us live the Christmas Mystery every day of the year!
“As religious women in the Church we have surrendered our lives to Christ to be another ‘humanity’ in which He may continue His redemptive work. In the ordinary events of daily life, as well as the bigger things that come our way, we pray to be like Mary who always gave God a whole-hearted ‘Yes, be it done!’
“This yes, as difficult as it sometimes is, allows Christ to be formed more and more in us through the simple as well as the great things of daily life—the prayers, works, joys and sufferings of each day. Nothing is insignificant, nothing is too small to be used by God for the salvation of souls. Our Savior Himself chose the life of growth and work and suffering, and He spent about 30 years in what has been called His ‘hidden life’.
“His life continues in all the baptized. This is a great mystery—that Christ is in us and we are in Him. Being aware of this mystery can turn an ordinary day into treasure for the Church.”
Maranatha! O come, O come, Emmanuel!
Sponsa Christi September 18th, 2010
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Sponsa Christi April 29th, 2010
Greetings on the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena!
I have been thinking about you and thought you might like to see our last newsletter, although it is a bit “liturgically outdated”. Enjoy!
Do you live in the USA and wish you could receive our newsletter in your mailbox? If the answer is a resounding “yes” please leave your mailing address in the comment box below and I’ll make sure it is added to the newsletter database. And if the answer is “no”… We shall pray for you!
Jesus bless us all!
Sponsa Christi December 10th, 2009
Click here to read Mother Catherine Marie’s message for this Advent Season and to see the rest of our recent newsletter.
Sponsa Christi September 1st, 2009
Sr. Rose Marie and Sr. John Mary are departing in about 30 minutes to travel to Birmingham! If you read our previous post you know that they are going to be guests on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” this Thursday night at 7 p.m. central.
They have certainly been surrounded in prayer for weeks now. Last evening all of us Sisters prayed over them before the Pieta statue and in about 15 minutes Mother Catherine Marie is going to bless the van with exorcised oil and salt. May the Sister’s words and actions redound to the greater glory of our Crucified King, a better knowledge of the Passionist Congregation and a greater influx of vocations. That’s quite a lot to ask of a mere show…but with God all things are possible!
If you would like a preview of the spirit and joy of their witness read this article by Sr. Rose Marie on the front of our Summer 2009 newsletter.
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Sponsa Christi April 18th, 2009
Along with many of you we have been preparing our hearts to celebrate the great Feast of Divine Mercy tomorrow, the 2nd Sunday of Easter. Recently we blessed a new oratory in our monastery cell wing called the Divine Mercy Chapel. Yes, our Lord Jesus’ Eucharistic Presence is now just a couple doors down from our cells! How much He loves us that He makes Himself so present to us. May we all grow in our Eucharistic fervor through this new chapel.
One morning after Mass we had a Eucharistic procession to our new oratory where our Chaplain, Fr. Ray Clark brought our Lord Jesus to reside in His new home.
A note of inspiration…our Sister Rita Marie was called home to the Lord on Holy Saturday…the 2nd day of the Divine Mercy Novena…the day dedicated to praying for priests and religious.
A note of gratitude…we were scheduled to host a Nun Run here this past Tuesday and Wednesday from the Rockford diocese but seeing that this would conflict with the visitation and funeral of Sr. Rita Marie our Carmelite Sisters came to our rescue and took them in. Low and behold, they showed up for the Prayer Service and we had a short visit with them afterwards. What a delight it was to meet them…hmm…perhaps some Passionist and Carmelite vocations are in their midst???
Lastly…I have been wanting to let you know that our most recent newsletter featuring the life of our dear Sr. Mary Bernadette of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is now available to be read on our website. If you are interested in receiving a paper copy of future newsletters in your mailbox just send your name and address and we’ll add you to our newsletter database. *Due to Bulk Mailing this applies only to persons living in the U.S.A.
Don’t forget the ABC’s of the Divine Mercy Devotion
- Ask for mercy
- Be merciful
- Completely trust in Jesus
God love you!