Postulants, Novices and Vocation Animation!

As I write to you, my monastic community has entered into a four-day retreat in preparation for our annual communal devotional renewal of vows on Saturday - the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple.  Please keep us in prayer during these sacred days. Our Passionist brother in the Lord - Fr. Antonio Curto, C.P. - is with us giving us spiritual conferences.

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Now, for a little vocation update...

You see this smiling postulant below?  This is one of the last times you will see her here as a postulant...

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CHristieannaCarmichaelblog2015

that's right...she has been accepted to receive the holy habit!  Join us in thanking God for Christie Anna's upcoming clothing and naming day. This will take place on Tuesday, December 8th! Please keep her and her loved ones in your prayers.

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Thanks for your prayers for our vocation retreat October 23 - 25. Four wonderful young women joined us for the retreat.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration

There was much time for prayer and the chanting of the Liturgy of the Hours...

Rosary Walk
Rosary Walk
Recreation time
Recreation time

Fellowship...

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vocationretreattalkoct2015blog

Teachings on Discipleship, Discernment, Lectio Divina, Passionist Charism, Spiritual Motherhood and more...

Four gals from northern Illinois, Virginia, Arkansas and Kentucky joined us for our October 2015 Vocation Retreat
Four gals from northern Illinois, Virginia, Arkansas and Kentucky joined us for our October 2015 Vocation Retreat

One of these young ladies remained for a week-long live-in after the retreat. She originally made a retreat here in May. Throughout the summer thoughts of Passionist life continued to come to her mind.

Please keep up the prayers for these women as they continue to seek to find, follow and fulfill God's plan for their lives. Perhaps you would like to join us for our next retreat?Click here to get information about the vocation retreats of 2016.

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Will this young lady be a Passionist Nun in 10 - 12 years? We hope so!
Will this young lady be a Passionist Nun in 10 - 12 years? We hope so!

A little friend of ours dressed up for an All Saints Day party!  Possibly a future Passionist Nun?  Well, before we have more nuns we need more postulants!  That's right. After Christie Anna is vested on December 8 we will no longer have any postulants...who will be the next one?