September 12, 2007

When is entrance day for our postulants?

The answer to the question in the poll in which 40 people have participated up until this moment is: September 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations, Winners! The prize is the joy of knowing you are included in our Sisters' prayers. To those who did not win, you are also being prayed for by our Franciscan Sisters.

And above is the photo of our postulants - Elizabeth and Sarah - who entered our community that morning.
Elizabeth - or "Liz" - comes to us from Hastings, Nebraska, where our Sisters have a convent and teach at St. Michael's Grade School and St. Cecilia Middle and High School. Sarah is from La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she attended Aquinas High School and got to know our Sisters because they teach there and also staff the Mater Redemptoris House of Formation for women ages 17-25.
Amazingly, before entering our community, both graduated from colleges with degrees in Political Science. Hmmmm.... wonder what God has in store?
And if you are someone who is interested in knowing more about the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, visit our website. If you'd like to email our community, click here!!!
We thank God for the gift of our postulants and all our Sisters! Please pray that God will send many more young women to embrace our way of life!


Anonymous said...

Dear Sisters,
Thanks for including the picture of Sister Liz and Sister Sarah!
God bless your answering His call in your lives.
Please remember us in your prayers.
We are praying for you!
May God send your Community many more vocations!
May God call many more from all walks of life to religious life and the priesthood!

Anonymous said...

Are you going to post this on your website as well?

1 Franciscan Way said...

This will be posted to our website after Sister M. Beata returns from Germany! She has to be "at home" to do it... at least at this point.

Thanks for asking. Your comments and questions are always appreciated. You are in our prayers.

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

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Candice said...

Congratulations on the new postulants. May God bless them and you!

Anonymous said...

i was on your website and noticed that one of the postulants entered later. why was an exception made?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Liz and Sarah for answering the call to be bride's of Christ. I hope many more young women listen to His calling in their lives! Also, bless each and every one of the sisters who have already accepted His loving call and dedicated their lives to His service.

Anonymous said...

This is too funny! I actually know both Liz and Sarah. I went to Ave Maria College with Sarah my freshman year. I met Liz at one of the vocation retreats in Alton back in 2004. I also share the same last name with Liz although as far as I know...we aren't related! I had no idea that they had both entered the religious life! What a joy to see both of them entering one of the orders dearest to my heart!