Posts from 2009

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The Eternal High Priest is Born for Us

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In thanksgiving for the many graces of the Christmas season, we wanted to share with you a custom of ours. According to a monastic tradition, each year we clothe the Christ Child. Every year, we make an outfit in the style of one of our new foreign missions or for a specific intention. This year, […]

Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Guyana

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Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, is the Patroness of our Province, of the country of Guyana, and of our convent in Charity. On the vigil of the Immaculate Conception, December 7th, we prayed Matins in the Church with Fr. Humberto Villa, IVE, and some of the boys from the dorm. On December […]

All Saints Celebration and Family Day: St. Paul’s

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St. Paul’s Church and School in East Harlem, NY: On Friday, October 30, 2009, St. Paul School in Harlem held the Annual All Saints Exposition. Each class of the school’s 280 students from Pre-K to 8th grade was assigned a patron Saint. The commemoration began with all the children gathered in the morning assembly to […]

An American Thanksgiving in Rome

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Our missionary sisters working in Italy together with the American student sisters at the International Juniorate have introduced the great American feast of Thanksgiving to our Religious Family.  Here is the report sent back to us from Sr. Maria del Fiat: The whole event was a success, thanks be to God. This year we were […]

All Saints Day at the Little Flower Oratory

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  November 1, 2009 was anything but a typical Saturday at the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Novitiate in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Children from local parishes dressed as our favorite holy men and women and joined us to celebrate All Saints Day. Miniature versions of Saints Maximilian Kolbe, Rita, Patrick, Cecilia, Juan Diego, Monica and many others […]

CMSWR Eucharistic Congress

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Women religious from around the country gathered for a Eucharistic Congress on September 11-12 in Washington, DC at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This 2-day Congress was sponsored by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) and included talks given in English and Spanish, as well as providing […]

Feast of the Triumph of the Cross

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  “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself” (Jn 12:32) We have been congregated under the name Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara in honor of the Lord and the Virgin carved on the Cross of Matara. The Triumph of the Cross, September 14, […]

Summer Apostolate 2009: International Students

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  IVE Youth from Iceland and Holland Missionary priests and sisters of our Religious Family have been working in Iceland and in Holland since 2004. This year they joined forces to plan a summer youth trip to the United States and Canada. The itinerary for the combined group of 43 teenagers and young adults included […]

Summer Apostolate 2009: Vocations Retreat

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Diocese of Harrisburg “Fiat Days” at Mount St. Mary’s From June 19- 21 two of our sisters from the Juniorate House attended the Fiat Days held on the campus of Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland. Sponsored and run by the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA this vocations retreat brought together 27 high school and college […]

Summer Apostolate 2009: Popular Missions

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From June 10-21, 2009, sisters from the Juniorate and Novitiate Houses of Formation joined seminarians and apostolic sisters for Popular Missions in Avondale, PA; Phoenix, AZ; and Toronto, ON. The Popular Missions are periods of intensive parish evangelization according to the method of St. Alphonsus Liguori. The sisters and seminarians, along with lay missionaries, visit […]