Friday, March 16, 2012

Greetings from our Novitiate house in Boston!

"We give thanks to God always for all of you" (1 Thess 1:2) for your presence in our vocational journey especially while we were Postulants in St. Louis. Thanks to your prayers, the Lord has continued to shower us with many blessings. Many of you may remember Sr. Sylwia and Sr. Emily during their time of postulancy in St Louis two years ago. Well...good news! They just recently professed their first vows! It was such a blessing for us to be a part of their preparation for this big day. Sr. Emily made her profession at our Motherhouse here in Boston on Jan 28, 2012 and Sr. Sylwia thereafter, left for Poland and made her profession in Warsaw on Feb 5. Sr Emily is now the Children's Editor at our Publishing house here in Boston and Sr. Sylwia is head of the Digital Department and is doing vocation work for her community in Warsaw, Poland. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

Both of us began our novitiate experience on September 14, 2011. Since then, we have been immersed in study: learning about our Constitutions, Prayer, and our Pauline Charism. We have also been working in our apostolate in new and different ways. In the Publishing house, Sr. Laura works in proofreading and designing the interior pages of our books and Sr. Jackie works in the Digital Department on our website, online newsletters and magazines. We have also been able to experience the spiritual needs of many through our work in the Online Webstore, the Dedham bookcenter, parish and conference book exhibits in the Boston area, media and vocation talks, and an Adoration session with children. Our novitiate journey has been anything but dull!

So in a nutshell, we give thanks to God for you - for being part of our journey! Please continue to pray for and support vocations. We are looking forward to having some young women come for our Holy Week Retreat in a few weeks which will be pretty exciting!

Please know that you are in our prayers and we thank you for yours!

God bless you,
Sr. Laura and Sr. Jackie.

1 comment:

Sr. Margaret J. Obrovac, FSP said...

It's great to have the novices among us in Boston. They're a constant reminder of why we joined and how meaningful our lives can be when Pauline religious life is embraced wholeheartedly. Prayers for you and for all those who will come after you.