Many of you have been contacting us on how can you can help out with Project Fraternity. Soon, we will be opening a Google doc where you can enter your information and talents you would like to share to help promote the movement. After reviewing all of your interest, we will be conducting interviews in these next couple weeks via Skype/Google-Hangouts and reveal who will be on our “Street Team”. Envision the possibility!
Are you looking to help with Project Fraternity as a member of our Street Team? Help us spread the Year of Consecrated Life in powerful ways! Below is a link to the application. We are looking forward for all your responses:
Community: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Happy Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe! He was a Conventual Franciscan who bravely volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Saint John Paul II referred to him as, “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century.” Today, pray for St. Maximilian Kolbe’s intercession for an increase in vocations to the religious life, and for the courage as he had to say Yes to what Christ asks of you to do.
Community: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Photo by: Suzzy Serra
Happy Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady! We are proud to announce that we will be officially working with the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph! Congratulations to their Novitiate Class, who’ve completed their First Professions today. Send them your prayers today!
Community: Dominican Friars - Eastern Province
you know ive hit quality blogging when i post a picture of 16 vicars riding on oblivion
“And so for the six of you dear sisters who are making your first vows, and you, Sister Maris Stella, who is making your perpetual vows it is such a great gift not simply for your congregation but for every single one of us in this Church, this great Church because by your radical YES to Christ and your willingness to stand up for the sanctity and beauty and dignity of life in a world that is tempted to give up hope. You like all of you dear sisters remind us that hope will prevail, life will prevail, and love will have the final word. We thank you, I thank you, we all thank for saying yes and yes to the beautiful profession and beautiful life which is not easy, but the beautiful life Christ has chosen you from the moment you were conceived in your mother’s womb. Thank you for saying yes to your spouse who is the author of all life.“– Bishop Caggiano’s Homily at the Mass of Profession for the Sisters of Life
“Today, the feast of the Transfiguration, is our festival of hope, and therefore my friends it seems to me there can be no better day for us to gather with these our sisters to receive these vows that on this day, the festival of our hope. The gift of religious life in all our forms in the Church is a tremendous gift because it is given to those of us who are not religious as a seed and sign of hope. For all of us are called to holiness but there are those among us who have given all of their life away to Christ their spouse, who have not been afraid to live of life of radical witness of poverty, chastity and obedience, who have given everything away to Christ, who seek radical holiness as a sign of hope to all of us called to holiness. That you and I can one day live the fullness of life in Christ, but here in this sacred space today we gather with the Sisters of Life who have come to the Church in this time and in this age as a great beacon of hope for if the journey of discipleship has not already become arduous enough in a world that is marked by consumerism, materialism and a disregard for so much that you and I consider sacred. It indeed has become more difficult in a world that no longer values killing human life, that has a freely chosen a culture of death. “ – Bishop Caggiano’s Homily at the Mass of Profession for the Sisters of Life
Congrats to Abby Johnson, proud mama embracing life as her 4th child is born today - Carter Michael!!
Abby was previously the director of a Planned Parenthood Clinic for 8 years but now is a passionate pro-life advocate and founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry that provides financial, emotional, spiritual and legal support to anyone wishing to leave the abortion industry.
“No one grows up wanting to have an abortion. No one grows up wanting to work at an abortion clinic." - Abby’s letter to abortion workers