Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

Making the merciful love of Christ visible

Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

A Word from Mother M. Maximilia...

 January 2015

    What difference does Christ make in the world and in our very lives?  In our consideration of this question, we need the witness of the Magi who are perhaps the closest to us in the Mystery of Christmas.  We are not told exactly what the Magi hoped to find at the end of their journey, but we do know that they followed a star.  This light beckoned to them both from the heavens and from within their hearts.  The word "desire" comes from the Latin word, sidus, meaning "star."  When man consults his heart, his deepest desires, he meets an inexpressible longing to find the true weight and measure of life. 

     This meaning can only be discovered in an encounter with the Lord!  What did the Magi find when they found the lowly stable in Bethlehem?  They found a Child.  They found One Who was fragile and defenseless.  Such is love.  Love is always given freely, vulnerable to acceptance or rejection.

What is the love of God like?  What did the Magi encounter at the end of the journey?  They encountered a love beyond all calculation.  They were beheld with a gaze that sounded in the depths and loved them to the root of their being.  Only such a gaze can change us!


 

Upcoming Events

  • "Come if you love" - Veni Si Amas, the next vocation retreat is just around the corner. March 13-15, 2015, is the date, so mark your calendars now. More information...

 

Recent Events

  • 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...
  • A visit to Steubenville, Ohio,-Vocations night out at the sisters house at St. Clare Convent in Steubenville, October 10, 2014. Our sisters and 16 young women gathered together for an evening of prayer and fun. Read more here...
  • Celebrating a Jubilee- Two of our sisters celebrated an anniversary on October 5, 2014, Sister M. Julia and Sister M. Elena. The celebration of a Golden and Silver anniversary are special moments of grace for us in our life. See more here...
 

 

January: Our Resolution: Holiness

A Word from Pope St. John Paul II...

"Holiness is to raise one's eyes to the summits.  It is intimacy with God the Father who is in Heaven.  In this intimacy, each one of us is aware  of our nature, with all its limitations and difficulties."