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...

 February 2015 - From a reflection on her visit to our Motherhouse

    ...In the truest sense, love is a gift and can never be repaid.  I can never simply give back what I have received.  But I can give a new gift.

        What does any of this have to do with the Motherhouse?  Being born means I do not come from myself.  I come from another.  Being gift means I exist not only for myself.  I exist for another.

        "From" and "for" are two very small words that capture my experience of being in Thuine.  Mother M. Anselma and our first Sisters - and all teh generations of Sisters who came after them - stand behind me.  Through their fidelity they have transmitted to me something I can never repay, but repayment is not the point.

The point is to allow the Lord to spend us so that His Congregation may become what it is meant to be for the sake of the Church and for the sake of the world.

May the Lord bring to completion the good work He has begun in 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

  • 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...
  • 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...
 

 

February: Our Consecration 

A Word from St. Clare...

"Happy, indeed, is the one permitted to share in this sacred banquet so as to be joined with all the feelings of her heart (to Christ) whose beauty all the blessed hosts of the Heavens unceasingly admire, whose affection moves, whose contemplation invigorates, whose generosity fills, whose 

sweetness replenishes, whose remembrance pleasantly brings light, whose fragrance will revive the dead, and whose glorious vision will bless all the citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem, because the vision of him is the splendour of everlasting glory, the radiance of everlasting light, and a mirror without tarnish.  Look into this mirror every day, O Queen, spouse of Jesus Christ, and continually examine your face in it, so that in this way you may adorn yourself completely, inwardly and outwardly...In this mirror shine blessed poverty, holy humility, and charity beyond words..."  (Fourth letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague)