Here is Sister M. Wencesla - an image of perseverance!
Every day she spends 2-3 hours in adoration. You see, we Sisters do not 'retire'. Instead, we become 'Adoration Sisters'. Sister M. Wencesla is an example of a Sister who has persevered in prayer, persevered in following the Lord, persevered in the midst of the Cross, persevered in serving Him wherever He has asked. Yes, she still perseveres in faithfulness today.
I don't know where you are in the journey of following Christ, but whether you are just beginning or it's been some years, do not give up in the face of tempatations or doubt. Remember, Jesus faced temptations in the desert too.
Another example of faithfulness to prayer is Sister M. Julia!
She too is an Adoration Sister! She is a witness of someone who looks forward to spending time with Jesus. On Monday she had an adoration hour from 8-9am. I took her place from 9-10am. As she was leaving she whispered to me, "I'll see you at 10!" As soon as she leaves Jesus she is already thinking about when she will return to Him!
These two Sisters - Sister M. Wencesla and Sister M. Julia - are lights to us! I know we have received much through their powerful intercession. May they receive in return for their 50+ years of love and service to the Lord!
Perseverance - I only have to look to these Sisters to see it lived out. Perseverance - defined by 50 years of service. I've only just begun at 10!
Don't give up dear friends! Persevere in LOVE!