In July, five Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate celebrated their jubilees. The most senior was Sr. Mary Frances, age 99, who celebrated her 80th anniversary in religious life. Altogether, the five sisters have lived 295 years of religious consecration!
At the other end of the spectrum, Sr. Theresa Marie Moore joyfully professed her first vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, on the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Her white veil was replaced with a black one and she received the medallion of the Parish Visitors.
The Parish Visitors apostolate is to seek out God’s people, especially those who have strayed from the Faith, and bring them into the Church family and strengthen them in their faith. Catechesis, the teaching of prayer, visiting those imprisoned, and encouraging the young, are just some of the one-on-one things the sisters do in the name of Jesus.
If you want to experience first-hand what their door-to-door ministry is like, click here and read the story entitled: “A Day’s Walk.” Each story of a Catholic fallen-away has its own heartbreak, yet, the sisters bring a ray of light into those closed doors which is the light of Christ. Each heart is melted a little, comforted, given a glimmer of hope. What a beautiful ministry!!
Come, share our joy in loving and serving God and His people! Proclaim to every person: “Come, come my children; I will teach you how great is the Lord.” (Psalm 34:12)
Spanish: ¡Venga, comparta nuestra alegria en amar y servir a Dios y a su pueblo!
Igbo : Bia ka anyi nwe obi uto ịhụ chukwu n’anya na-agbara ya Odibo na-gbakwara ndi nke ya.
Tagalog : Masaya kaming nagmamahal at naglilingkod sa Diyos at kapwa! Sali ka na!
Whatever your language: Come! Be not afraid! Jesus calls!