"Young Religious ought to enter blogs and correct the opinions of the youth, showing them the true Jesus" - Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar for Rome

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Familiar Faces and Puppy Poses

Praised be Jesus Christ! I hope this finds you all well. I am sitting here with a steaming cup of hot tea, on an even steamier yet beautiful summer day at Our Lady of Solitude. I pray that your Eastertide has been a joyous one, and as it will be drawing to a close with the celebration of Pentecost May 11th, that it has found us all closer to Christ and the overwelming mystery of His Love. Speaking of Pentecost, just to remind everyone, the novena starts Friday, May 2nd...let us join our voices with the whole Church and take our places with Our Lady and the Apostles praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit. That He may descend on each of our hearts, our families, our countries and the WHOLE WORLD and share with us the Fire of His love, and His fruits...I think most especially of PEACE.

Also, please check out the website for more imformation on a new document that has been released by the Congregation for the Clergy(Rome)...it is something very dear to us as consecrated religious, but applies to every woman no matter her vocation. These documents concern spiritual materninty and the sanctification of the clergy. You can download them from our website. For as St Edith Stein reminds us that 'a woman no matter her state in life, her age, or her 'sphere of influence' is at all times a mother'. Neither age, nor barrenness nor virginity is an obstacle to spiritual maternity. Thank you Jesus for the gift of the priesthood!!!!

Thanks for blogging on, feel free to leave your comments or any questions you might have. Which reminds me...some have asked about the cats and how they're taking to the new pups. Their feline lives have changed very little, and are unaffected by the two new additions, as they have their room in a seperate part of the house, and are outside most of the day. They are well, and loving all the lizards and bugs this warm weather is bringing.

Be assured of our prayers for you and all your's. Until next time...

Your's in the Heart of Jesus, Sr Mary Blogger

Well, here you have it the photo that this blog is named for. It is Fr.Jim and Fr Mike, from the Diocese of Toronto. They are part of our beloved Canadian Connection.

"OK, I might be small, but really I am a lethal weapon!" Fergus, the mighty snake slayer.

Welcome Fr Matthias, a fellow Franciscan and dear friend, and dos-lover to boot. You can come anytime to see your new friends!!!


Anonymous said...

I sure hope that's a toy snake. Love those puppies. The Priests are OK too. How are they doing getting house trained?

Anonymous said...

Sisters, I don't know if you know this or not. But cats are supposed to keep snakes away. Snakes are actually afraid of cats. So those little precious ones are earning their keep. So since I'm a newby at being Catholic, Just joined this past Easter Vigil. Can you explain to me this novena bit. What do I do? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Let's see, is that the puppies being house trained or the priests? I just had to ask.

Anonymous said...

What cute little pups! I'll have to show them to my sister!

I didn't know y'all had a blog! I'm so excited that know I will be able to read about your life more frequently.

God bless you!

A friend (whose mother does not allow her to use her name on the internet) who visited when you first moved out there and also has been to AL many, many times...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sisters,
Love your site. Am reading more about your order. You seem to be living my dream!
God bless you.

kestrelrose said...

You may not realize this but I have adopted all of you. I think that what you are doing is wonderful.

Each time I say a Rosary (using your CD of course) I will be praying for you.


Anonymous said...

Helen, I know how you feel. These Sisters are right up at the top of my prayer time too. I want to do all I can to make sure their dreams do become reality.

Did you guys start on the church yet? You got that new construction guy I hope that he is working out for you.

Absolutely enjoy all your pictures.


Padre Steve said...

I have to put making a retreat at your desert retreat house on my things to do list! Keep smiling and God bless you all! Padre Steve

Jairus said...

Greetings from the Philippines!

I love the puppies and they are growing (as i have seen in your website)

God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hey Nuns,
Nice job on the vocations page. I enjoyed reading your stories. I wished I wasn't so old, I'd be signing up. I will be praying though that you get all your spots filled and all will be well with you.

Lisa said...

Love the pictures and the little pups. I'm with the previous poster - I wish I could join you in the desert as a sister dedicated to Our Lord. But I'm too old and still have too many responsibilites and cares weighing me down in this world. God bless you all. I love you dearly.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,
I'm the one posted b4 you, amazing we both have the same name, it does mean Consecrated to God. So we think alike. I know exactly what you mean by cares & responsibilities I'm working hard to get out of debt then look for a group of Nuns that takes older women. Someone told me that Father John Coropi's group does. I don't know have to research it. But I figure if God wants me to be a Nun, He will help me get there. I just can't let my dream sit, I really want to get there. God Bless, Lisa