On Friday, April 20th, twenty members of the Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick, visited Thomas Aquinas College (TAC). In town for their annual provincial meeting, the sisters were given a tour of the campus and plan to return for a vocations talk to interested women in the fall. The Director of College Relations, Anne S. Forsyth, said that roughly 10% of Thomas Aquinas alumni enter the priesthood or religious life (Wow).
The Servants of Mary care for the dying and gravely sick in their own homes, at night, free of charge, in addition to their work with hospitals, orphanages, hospices and nursing homes. Their foundress was St. Maria Soledad, canonized in 1970 and they, along with TAC, are IRL Affiliates.
I pray that one of those young women who will hear the sisters speak later this year may have a vocation to their beautiful life and so needed charism.