Hello everyone! My name is Sister M. Caterina and I just returned from my mission as a 2nd year novice in Champaign, IL. I had the opportunity to live with three other Sisters there and work at St. Matthew’s grade school. Primarily helping with kindergarten through fifth grade and teaching 6th grade religion always brought ways for me to be “simply ready” like our foundress, Mother M. Anselma.
I found that the love I experienced in prayer was to be brought to my Sisters, the students, and staff each day in whatever ways He was calling me to do that. Jesus wanted me to bring them His Heart with His joy, mercy and compassion. It was to be “simply ready” to share in their difficulties and sorrows, or their joys and good news. Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and learning from the examples of the Saints, especially St. Faustina and St. Catherine, I learned how the gift of each day was one to be shared with merciful love united with the poor, chaste, obedient Christ. Please pray for the 2nd year Novices since we have returned to Alton to prepare to make our First Profession of Vows. God bless you!