Sponsa Christi is back to blogging!

Mother Mary Agnes Roache (center) ~ Founding Superior of our monastery in this diocese of Owensboro, KY in 1946.

     Greetings fellow "dwellers in the shadow of His wings"! I have been out of the vocation office for 2 1/2 weeks and therefore it has been quite some time since I posted. I pray you all are doing well and staying "cool" in His shadow during these warm summer months. By the way, if any of you wrote to my personal email address all emails that were in my account prior to my leaving and the ones that arrived while I was out of the office were all lost when we transferred to a new email account...so send it again!

     I have added 2 very inspiring poems of St. Paul of the Cross in the Poems section. Special love and gratitude to our dear Mother Mary Agnes (1896-1974) who translated these from the Italian. I hope to some day also share with you the history of our foundation in this diocese. We have some really good photos of those early years. (Special thanks to Shannon, our soon-to-be postulant, for typing these poems for me before she headed back to Houston to spend some precious time with family and friends - in fact, her friends just had a "bride of Christ" shower for her this past weekend. Is that a great idea or what?! She was able to give away some of her personal belongings and they generously provided many items on her list of things to bring.)

     Mother and several of our Sisters are busy getting ready for the arrival of nine Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Mission Society of Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies) who will be arriving Wednesday and will be here for about 10 days. They will be making a retreat and also having their Community Elections. Please keep them in prayer. I know you want to learn more about them - just click their website that I have listed in our Links section. I hope to share more about them in the weeks to come.

     Until we meet again, may God be glorified in all we do, say and think.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!