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Veni Si Amas to the max!

Over the weekend of April 5-7, a record 32 women descended upon St. Francis Convent for our biannual Veni Si Amas retreat.  From a junior in high school to a PhD candidate, they varied in age and life experience but were one in prayer and community during the days of retreat.  The women lived our order of the day and heard talks on the theological virtue of Hope as it relates to the eternal desires of our hearts and God's desire for us to share communion with him.  This was especially poignant as the women joined us in praying for and celebrating the life of Sr. M. Carista who passed away a few days before the retreat.  For many of them, it was a moving experience to participate in the beauty of the Church's funeral rites and to recognize the culmination of a life lived completely for Jesus in consecrated religious life.  No doubt seeds were planted and watered and in time, they will bear great fruit.

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