Everyone is created with a vocation. The word vocation derives from a Latin word which means “to call.” God calls each one of us to follow him, in trust and surrender, with the unique graces He has prepared for us and in the unique relationship He beckons us to. With great joy, our community welcomed 18 young women to begin their life as Postulants in our Dominican family on the feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 22. Each of these Sisters of ours heard her Bridegroom beckon her to radically leave everything and follow Him.
As the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout our country and world, these 18 women chose to be attentive to a “still, small voice” which tuned their hearts to the new things that God was doing. “Corona” in Latin means “crown.” The feast of Our Lady’s Coronation, being crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, serves to nestle these brave fiats. Our new Sisters now follow His call to be “other Marys” in the world.
In this day of confusion, God is working His miracles… young people want to know and fulfill God’s perfect will for them and their sanctification.. .Not only themselves, but for all the people they will influence for HIM in their lives!! Again, we assure you of our daily prayers!! We are all “on our way to Heaven.” Saint Catherine of Siena adds, “All the way to Heaven IS Heaven because He said, ‘I AM the Way!!'” May we always remember the most quoted wisdom of St. Augustine:
“Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”
-Sr. Joseph Andrew, OP,
Vocations Directress for the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
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