“Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God’s children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will, and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Here is a beautiful new film, which has been long awaited—a project that is part of the Imagine Sisters Movement—about the vibrant lives of a number of Catholic sisters from various religious orders throughout the country.
Currently, I am in religious life, living as a postulant with the Franciscan friars of the Third Order Regular, hoping to one day become a Franciscan priest. I’m happy to say that our sister order is featured in this documentary, starting at 25:00 minutes in, where Sister Carrie Ann McKeown, T.O.R., is featured prominently, speaking about the gift of a religious vocation and about the grace of giving one’s entire life to the Lord and His people.
Watching the various ministries portrayed in the movie gives a poignant witness to the joy of holiness and the unspeakable beauty of religious life. Please check out this much-anticipated work… and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ remain with you, dear friends!
Dear Friends, Happy Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi! It’s my first time celebrating this solemn day as a religious postulant in a Franciscan community, making the occasion so much more special for me this year. Below is Our Lady’s latest message from Medjugorje, delivered to Mirjana on October 2, 2013. Please read, contemplate it, and allow the Holy Spirit to move you with Our Lady’s sacred words.
“Dear children, I love you with a motherly love and with a motherly patience I wait for your love and unity. I pray that you may be a community of God’s children, of my children. I pray that as a community you may joyfully come back to life in the faith and in the love of my Son. My children, I am gathering you as my apostles and am teaching you how to bring others to come to know the love of my Son; how to bring to them the Good News, which is my Son. Give me your open, purified hearts and I will fill them with the love for my Son. His love will give meaning to your life and I will walk with you. I will be with you until the meeting with the Heavenly Father. My children, it is those who walk towards the Heavenly Father with love and faith who will be saved. Do not be afraid. I am with you. Put your trust in your shepherds as my Son trusted when He chose them, and pray that they may have the strength and the love to lead you. Thank you.”