Skip to main content

Reflections on Visitation

With this week, Visitation of our American Province comes to a close. Through the whirlwind time since September 9th, Mother Margaretha Maria and Sister M. Engratia have visited every convent and apostolic work of our American Province Saint Elizabeth. They have encouraged us in our religious life and vocation.

It has been a great grace to see how united we are in the essentials of our religious life. Our love for the Eucharist, our love for the Church, our willingness to work for the honor of God - these things have been handed down to us from Mother M. Anselma and are still the driving force of our community. Through the time of Visitation, these essentials have had the opportunity to come to the forefront of our minds.

May God continue to bless us in His merciful love.

Comments

Anonymous said…
What is visitation?
General Visitation is the time when our Mother General and her Vicaress visit each convent and apostolic work of a Province. They meet individually with the Sisters and observe the religious life and apostolate.

The visit is intended to strengthen the religious life of the local community and create unite throughout the Province. It also serves to strengthen the ties of the local communities and the Provinces with the congregation as a whole.
Anonymous said…
How often does this visitation happen?
General Visitation happens once during each Reverend Mother's term of being General Superior. Each term is for six years. Within those six years she will visit each province. So on average General Visitation will take place every 6-7 years.

Our Provinces include:
Germany
The Netherlands
Japan
United States/Brazil
Indonesia

Popular posts from this blog

Welcome to our Family, Postulants!!!

Today, on the Feast of the Birth of Mary, our new postulants entered the postulancy of our American Province of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George! We thank God for the gift of these vocations. Pictured above - on their very first full day in the convent - are (from left) Ashley Vola, Samantha Goodson, Miranda Edgar, Jennifer Clark and Erin Leis. Welcome, Postulants! We Sisters are grateful that you have accepted Christ's invitation to belong totally to Him in our Franciscan community, and we support you wholeheartedly with our prayers and help! If you would like to send a word of welcome and encouragement to these new postulants, we will pass the greetings along to them. Just leave them as a "comment"!

Looking Back with Gratitude

“Christ is calling you; the Church needs you; the Pope believes in you and he expects great things of you!” My life would never be the same as the words of John Paul II coursed through my mind and beat with fervor in my heart. Me? Could he possibly mean me? Like many others, I felt Pope John Paul II was speaking directly to me as I sat behind him in the nose-bleed section of the stadium in Saint Louis. Throughout my high school years after this encounter, the idea of having a possible vocation to the religious life shocked and bewildered me, but at the same time brought me such peace. As each year came and went, my relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church grew with greater depth, understanding, and love. Through daily mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary, Scripture and God’s divine intervention through his priests and religious, I soon realized that, yes, the Pope did mean me. Christ was calling me and how could I say no? After one year of college, I soon came to the realizatio

Celebrating our August Feastdays

We are pleased to announce the  Reception into the Novitiate of Clare Kennedy - Sr. M. Veronica Gabrielle Burnham - Sr. Bethany Marie Sidney Ramaekers - Sr. M. Magnificat and the First Profession of Vows of Sr. M. Rose Thomas Weighner Sr. M. Cecilia Abbadessa Sr. Mary James Becker Sr. Peter Marie Tran The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of First Profession and Reception into the Novitiate  will take place on  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm. We are pleased to announce the  Final Profession of Vows of  Sr. M. Lucy Gantt Sr. Karol Marie Baumgarten Sr. Teresa Maria Leis Sr. Mary Francis Goodson Sr. M. Caterina Vola Sr. M. Gemma Kissel The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of Final Profession will take place on  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am. Due to restrictions in place, we are unable to invite you to attend the ceremonies, however you are welcome to join us in prayer and participation via Livestream.