A German Christmas Market! It is has become a Novitiate Tradition to host Weinachsmarkt for the Professed Sisters each year. On December 15th the Sisters came with "prayer marks" (each being a Hail Mary ) to "pay" for food, crafts, and a raffle. It is a joy-filled evening of being in community. This year the Novitiate "made" 23,200 "marks" prayed for them! Enjoy some photos below.
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"!