Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

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Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

A Word from Mother M. Maximilia...

August 2015 - All is Gift

An excerpt from Mother M. Maximilia's words to our Sisters asking to make the next step in religious life:

...I call our attention to the fact that we are in the midst of observing the Year of Consecrated Life.  This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, and the Decree, Perfectae Caritatis, on the renewal of Religious Life.  After fifty years, the Church offers us this time of reflection on the significance of a life vowed to God in today's world.

In order to understand more deeply the significance of this Year, we look to the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis issued on November 21, 2014.  He states in this letter that the distinctive sign of consecrated life is prophecy.  He goes on to say:

Prophets receive from God the ability to scrutinize the times in which they live and to interpret events:  they are like sentinels who keep watch in the night and sense the coming of the dawn.  Prophets know God and they know the men and women who are their brothers and sisters (2).

...Sisters, the inner man is Christ Himself who has been planted within us through Baptism, Confirmation, and Religious Profession!  The presence of Christ makes us new because He brings with Him the gift of the Father's love that allows us to experience all of reality as gift.  In this way, communion with Christ brings us joy and certainty in these changing times.  Being one with Him brings us true freedom-the freedom to give ourselves away to the God Who loves us. 

To affirm this call as the deepest truth of our lives is to be prophetic.  A life vowed to God reveals the depths of what it means to be human - that all is gift and that we find ourselves in a sincere gift of ourselves.  In this way, prophecy is not simply about some distant future, but about the truth of man the truth of today.

   

 

Recent Events

  • On August 14, 2015 we celebrated the Perpetual Profession, First Profession and Reception of Novices into our community.  It was truly a grace-filled Read more...

  • A little past 9:00am on a Saturday morning found us welcoming Read more...

  • Divine Mercy Sunday began with the joy of 19 Sisters renewing their profession of vows. See more here...  

  • On Sunday, March 22, Sr. M. Consolata arrived at St. George Convent in Tulsa, OK. The 4 Sisters in Tulsa were happy to have company, and looking forward to sharing in some vocation ventures with Sr. M. Consolata. Read more...

  • "Come if you love" - Veni Si Amas, took place March 13-15, 2015 with 17 women from around the country.  See more here...  
  • The annual March for Life took place on January 22nd.  Sisters from throughout the country traveled with various pilgrimages to pray for the end of abortion in our country.  See more here...
  • Fall Veni Si Amas Retreat - Our fall discernment retreat, October 24-26, 2014 was a huge success. We had many young women come and jon us for a weekend long visit. See more here...
  

 

Mother M. Anselma

Our Spirituality

            Our Mother M. Anselma was animated by the love of Christ.  Called to follow St. Francis of Assisi, she recognized her smallness before the Lord and rejoiced in His humility in becoming man for each of us.  She sought to seek His face, the face of the Poor One, the Crucified One, the Pierced Bridegroom, in all that she did.    

Mother was characterized by her firm resolve to be a holocaust before the Lord, and desired to follow Him by living a simple, joyful life.  She knew that only by gazing upon the Pierced Heart of her Savior could her own heart be transformed to be fully united to His.