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Waiting in Joyful Hope

December 18, 2014 by  
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During this season of advent, we eagerly await the coming of our Lord Jesus on Christmas Day. We follow the example of Mary who awaited the birth of her Son – her God. As the days of advent draw to a close, let us ask for the intercession of the Virgin Mary to allow God’s Will to be done in our lives at every moment.
Advent wreath

New Postulants!

September 26, 2014 by  
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We are thankful to God for the gift of two new postulants, Sister Maria Mercy and Sister M. Alexandria. Sister Alexandria entered on June 27th, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sister is named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Sister Maria Mercy entered on July 16th, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. May they both continue to grow in the knowledge and love of God!

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

February 2, 2014 by  
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The Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2, commemorating when Jospeh and Mary brought the infant Jesus to the Temple forty days after his birth to perform the ritual of purification. It is commonly referred as Candlemas, since the blessing and procession of candles is included in today’s liturgy.

“In obedience to the Old Law, the Lord Jesus, the first-born, was presented in the Temple by his Blessed Mother and his foster father. This is another ‘epiphany’ celebration insofar as the Christ Child is revealed as the Messiah through the canticle and words of Simeon and the testimony of Anna the prophetess. Christ is the light of the nations, hence the blessing and procession of candles on this day. In the Middle Ages this feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or ‘Candlemas,’ was of great importance.”  — From Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year

Below are pictures from the Candlemas at Saint Elizabeth Home in Janesville, WI.

IRL National Meeting 2014

January 29, 2014 by  
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National Migration Week – Please Pray

December 31, 2013 by  
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National-Migration

Memory and Fire

November 30, 2013 by  
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The day after Thanksgiving the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church celebrate Mother Marie Alma Day. We remember the great legacy our foundress left the congregation.

The morning began with Sister M. Mark sharing the great experiences she and Mother Marie Julie had in Rome last summer. It was wonderful seeing all of the pictures from their pilgrimage.

Later in the afternoon Mother David and Mother Marie Julie rekindled the Sisters’ spirits through their heartfelt words and asked for the Holy Spirit’s Fire to burn within our hearts.  ”Our Motherhouse is on fire with the love of God! Call 911!,” Mother Marie Julie said.  This spiritual renewal concluded with a rededication ceremony in the chapel.

Degrees of Patience

November 17, 2013 by  
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The Sisters at the Motherhouse are very happy to welcome Father Benedict from the Friars of the Immaculate to come offer Holy Mass for us. Today his homily was on the degrees of patience. The first degree is when you accept some suffering and you say, “Fiat” or I accept this. The second degree is the flowering of the virtue, the fourth is the fruit when you have joy in suffering and the fourth degree is when you prefer suffering to pleasure. This is what St. Francis called perfect joy, when everything goes wrong and you are united to Jesus on the Cross. What better place to be than that? And we can only be there if we have the privilege to suffer something. Don’t forget to offer it because there is much wasted suffering when people fail to offer it in union with Jesus’ saving death.
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Motherhouse Grounds

July 9, 2013 by  
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In early June much work was begun to beautify the grounds at the Holy Family Motherhouse and at the Academy of the Holy Family.  Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their continued dedication and help to the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church. At the helm of this work is Alice Crosbie and Sister M. Cabrini, SCMC, whose work and efforts are greatly appreciated.
 

Wood chip on my shoulder.

 

“Branching out while I’m away,
reveals the sky above,
but suddenly I’m pining for
the trees I dearly love.”

 

“Fir goodness’ sake, the lawn’s spruced up,
Cone see the green all round;
You’ll thank us very mulch
When all the twigs are down and ground!”

 

Rooting for the trees we used to cedar.
 ~ Written by Sister Marie Andre, SCMC

College Women’s Retreat

May 15, 2013 by  
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Register now for this great opportunity!

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Take some time this Spring for reflexion in a quiet, prayerful atmosphere. This retreat starting May 31, 2013 will give you time to pray, reflect, enjoy the company of other young women and the Sisters, receive the Sacraments and join us for our Corpus Christi procession.

In order to join us for prayers in chapel, please arrive by 4:30 pm Friday and bring some skirts or dresses for chapel.

We will be happy to pick you up at GreenAirport in Providence, RI or at the train station in New London, CT. Just let us know! Please plan your departure after 11:30 am if you would like a ride back to the airport or train station.

May God guide you during this exciting time of your life and may His Church benefit from the gift of your life whatever His Holy Will is for you. Let us rejoice in our love for God and His Holy Church and pray that God’s Will be done in each of us every day. God bless you and I hope to hear from you very soon!

Join the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of The Church at the IRL National Meeting

February 8, 2013 by  
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Each year, the Institute on Religious Life holds its national meeting for Priests and Religious in Mundelein, IL.  They generously include special presentations for youth and young adults ages 13-25 at no cost to the participant!  This year’s theme is:  “Celebrating the Year of Faith: Rediscovering a Faith Professed, Celebrated, Lived & Prayed.”

This is a one day event for the youth/young adults (both male and female) that includes plenty of food, faith, and fellowship as well as the opportunity to meet many Priests and Religious from all over the country!  The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church are organizing a group to attend this event.

If you are interested in attending please contact Sister Faustina, SCMC:
by phone at:  (608) 752-6709 or      by e-mail: sistermfaustina@sistersofcharity.com

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 8, 2013.

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