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Participating in World Mission Sunday

On Sunday, October 18, we were invited to celebrate World Mission Sunday in the Diocese of Metuchen. All took place at St. Francis Cathedral, Metuchen, NJ. We were asked to give witness to the Felician Haiti Mission. Youth were invited throughout the diocese to participate in a mission walk-a-thon, walking about a mile and praying the rosary. Then we gathered for the World Mission Sunday Mass Celebration. After communion, students and schools were recognized for their missionary activity and efforts in supporting the missions. Our Sr. Mary Charles, principal of St. Helena’s, Edison, NJ, was awarded for the efforts of her school. A special Missionary Childhood Recognition for the Annual Christmas Artwork Award went to Alyssa Sierra, Grade 8, from Perth Amboy Catholic School, Perth Amboy, NJ, where our Felician Sisters Rebecca and Dorothy are missioned.

Proclaim the Good News of Christ at home and everywhere! 

   
    
    
    
    
    
 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Sharing the Felician Haiti Mission with the Students at St. Pius X High School 

Our Sister Rena, who teaches theology at St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, had been inviting us to share the Felician mission in Haiti since last year. Finally, we had the opportunity to do so. We began the day at 7:15 a.m. with a communion service. We spoke to 16 groups of students in 8 classes. The students were attentive, and it was a joy to spend the day with them. 

We truly miss our kids in Haiti after talking about them all day!

   
    
   

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Sharing the Felician Haiti Mission with our Sisters in Rio Rancho

   
    
 

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Visiting St. Felix Pantry

On Wednesday, October 14, in the morning, Sister Paula invited us to see St. Felix Panty, our Felician-sponsored-ministry in Rio Rancho. She has been serving the poor with a joyful heart for the past few years.  Felician Sisters began this ministry to the poor many years ago, distributing food and clothing to the poor. This ministry has grown over the years and now has many volunteers and other programs that assist the poor in the area. We are so proud of our sisters as we see God being made known, loved, and glorified! It is truly a response to love.

   
    
    
    
 

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

After retreat, we stopped in Sante Fe, New Mexico

After our retreat, on Tuesday, October 13, Sisters Dorothy and Lucy came to pick us up in Pecos. On our journey back to Rio Rancho, we stopped in Sante Fe to visit St. Francis Basilica, the new life-size Stations of the Cross, and the famous Loretto Chapel where tradition says St. Joseph built stairs from wood using no nails. We stopped at a famous Mexican restaurant in the town and met Guadalupe, who just happened to be the owner. She gave us our lunch for free! This was a blessing and true celebration after our retreat, because we had just finished a whole week at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, praying in Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel.

   
    
    
   

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Annual Retreat at Pecos Monastery, Pecos, New Mexico

October 6-13, we were blest to go for our annual retreat to Pecos Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico. It was holy ground, filled with the glory of God’s creation. We shared the rhythmic prayer life with the monks, which included praying the hours of the day, daily praying of the rosary, and Eucharistic adoration. The mountains and Pecos River flowed with healing graces. We remembered all you in our prayers and thank God for each of you.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

On Monday, October 6, the day before we were to go on our annual retreat, we were blest to go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with our dear Sisters Dorothy and Paula. We got up at 4:30 a.m. and left at 5 a.m. for the grounds where the famous balloon launch. It was drizzling a bit at first, but then it stopped when we reached the grounds. It was a spectacular show of light and color as the dawn began to rise.

   
   
We loved the balloon that reminded us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

  
Then the balloons began to rise around us everywhere.

   
    
    
    
    
   

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Uncategorized