Archive for April, 2007
For the Salesian Sisters, family is so important, so I have been spending the past few weeks visiting the families of the eight young women who will be entering on August 4th. I just returned from Illinois from visiting the family of Into the Deep and the week before I visited with PopRoxNSoda24‘s family.
It is very encouraging for me to see so many young women interested in religious life. Every day I get about a dozen emails asking about the Salesian Sisters. Each one is similar in that the women say to me something like, “You know, Sister, I keep trying to ignore it, but I just HAVE to find out more. The thought of being a Sister just keeps coming back to me.”
The Holy Spirit is persistent and if God is calling you to religious life I encourage you to not delay, but to keep your lamp lit with prayer and follow the inspiration of the Lord. As John Paul the Great said at WYD 2002, “And if, in the depths of your hearts, you feel the same call to the priesthood or consecrated life, do not be afraid to follow Christ on the royal road of the Cross! At difficult moments in the Church’s life, the pursuit of holiness becomes even more urgent. And holiness is not a question of age; it is a matter of living in the Holy Spirit, just as Kateri Tekakwitha did here in America and so many other young people have done.”
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35“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Luke 12:35-40)
We, the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, were founded in 1872 in Mornese, Italy by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello. From the beginning our Congregation, whose formal name is the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, wholeheartedly devoted itself to the care of the young and the poor. More than just a mere teachers, our apostolate extends itself beyond the classroom and into the very heart of youth culture, by making ourselves available to the young wherever they may be found.
To be a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians is a call to imitate Mary, to whom Don Bosco said he wished our Institute to be a living monument. As such our spirituality is essentially Eucharistic and Marian; a blend of the contemplative and the active. In fact, we are contemplatives in action in every sense of the word.
With over 15,000 members worldwide, we are one of the largest and fastest growing groups of women religious. Loyal to the Holy Father, and working hand-in-hand with the local community, we share with others the Salesian family spirit, a trademark gift of Salesianity.
We invite you now to learn more about us. Who knows, perhaps God may be calling you to be a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians.
We owe many great debts of gratitude to Mary, Help of Christians. What we are and what we have done, we owe to Her. – St John BoscoRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )