Solemnity of Pentecost

Veni Sancte Spiritus!  This has been our heart's cry during the Pentecost Novena and especially today as we celebrated the fulfillment of the Easter mystery.

Christie signing her official Affiliate commitment

    During the Liturgy of the Hours for the mid-morning hour our Passionist Oblate Affiliate Christie made her first year commitment. Congratulations and thanks be to God!

     After a festive dinner the nuns were treated to a Pentecost game (actually a belated Easter game!) prepared by Sisters Mary Veronica, Mary Andrea and postulant Shannon.

Shannon explains the rules of the game

    Does Shannon seem a little lighter on her feet here? Perhaps that is because she has been accepted to be vested in the holy habit and receive her new Passionist name - Praise God! Also, thanks so much for your prayers for Sharon. We all discerned this life was not God's calling for her. We are all grateful for the prayers you offer on behalf of all the women discerning Passionist life. Please keep it up!

This is one of those nuns who disappears at the sight of a camera!

      Tomorrow we plunge into "Ordinary Time". Why so quickly after Pentecost? - the very next day? Because our Holy Mother Church is telling us it is "ordinary" to be filled with the Holy Spirit - all the time - in the ordinary events of daily life!!!  Alleluia!

Part of the community enjoying the beautiful day...

and Danny too!

 "Joy is the echo of the Holy Spirit"

~ Blessed Dom Marmion