Tuesday, June 05, 2007
First Vows Missionaries of Charity (Contemplative)
On June 15th, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 5 Sisters who have been in formation for 3 years will be making their first vows at St. Mary's in Plainfield, NJ. This extraordinary gathering is real cause for celebration because it is the only one like it in the world, that's right, the world. While the MC Sisters have many active branches throughout the world, the Contemplative branch (which is about 400 strong) are formed in New Jersey. (Who said nothing good comes from Jersey??) I have had the privilege to help in the Scriptural formation of these Sisters and it has been pure joy and its consistently the highlight of my week. The sisters radiate joy and the presence of Christ and one can't help but feel drawn to these Sisters because what one is really drawn to is the presence of Christ that flows through them. Pray for these 5 who come from the USA, Czech Republic (2), Philippines and Poland as they follow Christ and pray for us as we live our lives as disciples in the world.