July 14, 2008

Reflections by Second Year Novices

As our Second Year Novices prepare for Profession,
we hear a few words of their reflections.

Sister M. Antonia’s

Reflecting upon our vow formula as the day of Profession draws near, the words “With a firm resolve to consecrate myself to God, and to follow Christ unconditionally…” have become a personal reality. With an unwavering determination, I am going to devote myself to God, body and soul, in imitation of Christ crucified, without limitations and despite all obstacles in my path. This is what He has called me to. Our vow formula also states, “with confidence in God, and trusting in the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, and of our Holy Father Francis…” I realize that I can’t love and live the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience alone. It requires trust in God, and not in myself. It requires that I look to those who have gone before me for help: our Blessed Mother, St. Francis, and all of our deceased sisters. With St. Francis, I repeat, “This is what I want, this is what I seek, this is what I long to do with my life.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sister Antonia. Remember me, Laura? Hope you are doing very well indeed.

Laura Z.