Shannon thanks you for your prayers!

     Wow! Do I have a lot to share with you – this is going to be a long post…and hopefully this will be a nice treat for you our dear blog friends as “Sponsa Christi” is going to be out of the blogosphere for 3 weeks.

     Before leaving I wanted to follow up on the promise I had made earlier of sharing with you about our aspirants. Before coming for a live-in Shannon had just graduated from Texas A & M in December and was searching high and low for a job…”how does one use a B.A. in English when she doesn’t want to teach?” Through the providence of God and she found our website and also met a Passionist priest – Fr. Cedric Pisegna – when he was giving a mission in Houston. This was the catalyst that put her in touch with us. Once she got here, she fit in so well, that after prayer and reflection, we asked her to stay on for the aspirancy program to further discern her vocation. She says there are many things that draw her to our community but the greatest is her “thirst for God”. Shannon loves to write poetry, she also paints and plays violin.

 

     Shannon leaves Friday to return home, spend time with her dear family and prepare to enter the postulancy. That’s correct! Both she and Sharon have been accepted to enter the postulancy in July. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue to seek and respond to God’s call in their lives. And keep their friends and families in prayer as well.

     Kirstine will be returning home after her 2 week live-in. She was a joy to have with us! Keep her in prayer as she continues seek where our Lord is calling her to give herself wholly to Him.

 

Kirstine and others enjoy a rousing game of “monastery bowling”! And who said a nun’s life is dull???

     I hope to write again at the end of June. Let’s remain united in Jesus through Mary!

 

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8 thoughts on “Shannon thanks you for your prayers!

  1. What incredibly wonderful news. Be assured of my prayers as you get ready to receive your two new postulants! God is so good.

    We’ll look for you back on the web in a few weeks.

    Candice

  2. I was very happy with that news!
    I will continue praying for them!
    Let’s remain united in Jesus through Mary!

    Daniela

  3. Congratulations, Shannon!!
    I will remember you in prayer as you prepare to begin this exciting phase in your life! Today, I went to an ordination of four young men, to the Traditional Diaconate. It was a major blessing to see these men freely and gladly lay down their lives for the spread of the Gospel. There were many Lifeteens from different parishes in the area, as well as young families. Our priest, said that they, and we are the future of the church!! May we all fulfill whatever vocation that God calls us to! My prayer is that I, too, will be on fire for Him!!
    In Jesus and Mary,
    Abby

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  5. Hello Sister!
    I am missing the posts! When does it return?
    A hug, in Jesus’ heart,
    Daniela

  6. I had no idea this was going on (in the monastery) as we are over there (in the retreat house) in silence. I love the blend of how monastic life has worship, work, play and inviting others to be quiet with Jesus.

    I miss being there and will see you all in July.

    Many blessings and In His love,

    Gail

  7. Greetings from Texas A&M!

    I work at St. Mary’s Catholic Center, and we are delighted that Shannon has been accepted! Feel free to keep us informed! We love pictures, and our students are inspired to hear news about our beloved Aggies in formation.

    St. Mary’s has a proud (and yet humble :)) tradition of vocations. To date there have been 114 Aggie ordinations and final vows in religious orders. May Shannon be the first of many Aggies to enter your community!

    On a personal note, I spent a big part of my life in Pittsburgh and am familiar with your monastery there. I am DELIGHTED that somebody from my exile in Texas is joining the order.

    Many blessings on Shannon, the Passionist nuns and your holy work of prayer.

    Mary Walker
    St. Mary’s Catholic Center

  8. Dear Mary,
    Thank you for those greetings from Texas A&M! We too are delighted and are waiting with joyful anticipation for Shannon’s entrance in 2 weeks. Sharon entered yesterday! I hope to get a post up soon about that.
    We so appreciate your support of our life. The first NunRun to visit our monastery was from your school and led by Martha Tonn. She graciously gifted us with her guitar!
    Yes, we have heard of the wonderful tradition St. Mary’s has of its students responding to priestly and religious vocations – YES – we hope many more Aggies will join Shannon in offering her life with Jesus Crucified to the Father for our dear world!
    Let’s be united in prayer – worshiping Jesus – under Mary’s mantle.
    ~ Sponsa Christi

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