This fall, our Community began a new apostolate which has its goal to share the mission and charism of our Congregation to all we encounter. The new Office of Mission Advancement will be sharing with you the prayer, apostolic work, and life of our Sisters and informing you of the needs of our Province in the United States. We have begun by publishing our first newsletter entitled “Flowing From His Side.” This comes from our charism which is “to make the Merciful Love of Christ visible in our service to Christ and His Church” and from our spirituality which stems from Sacred Scripture, “They will look on Him Whom they have pierced” (John 19:37) We hope you enjoy this first issue and look forward to seeing our future issues posted on our Blog and on our “Happenings” page. This quarterly newsletter will be just the beginning of our work in “advancing the mission” of our Community in our American Province St. Elizabeth. If you would like more information about how to support our Sisters in anyway, please contact Sr. M. Stephania Newell, FSGM by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 618-474-6193. May God bless you during this holy season of Advent.
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"!