May the Lord give you peace! This is Sister Teresa Maria sharing a little about my time on mission at Mater Dei Convent in Wildwood, MO. Our Sisters in Wildwood serve at St. Alban Roe elementary school. While our three Sisters who are stationed there have their own classes, I had the opportunity to help all over the school. I had outside duties each day and spent time with students from each classroom (Pre-K-8th) during my six months. I would give religion lessons, help students with homework, sit at the front desk, and often answer curiosities about religious life and the difference between myself and the other Sisters. I encountered many puzzled faces when I arrived in a white veil.
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"!