Sponsa Christi is back to blogging!

Mother Mary Agnes Roache (center) ~ Founding Superior of our monastery in this diocese of Owensboro, KY in 1946.

     Greetings fellow “dwellers in the shadow of His wings”! I have been out of the vocation office for 2 1/2 weeks and therefore it has been quite some time since I posted. I pray you all are doing well and staying “cool” in His shadow during these warm summer months. By the way, if any of you wrote to my personal email address all emails that were in my account prior to my leaving and the ones that arrived while I was out of the office were all lost when we transferred to a new email account…so send it again!

     I have added 2 very inspiring poems of St. Paul of the Cross in the Poems section. Special love and gratitude to our dear Mother Mary Agnes (1896-1974) who translated these from the Italian. I hope to some day also share with you the history of our foundation in this diocese. We have some really good photos of those early years. (Special thanks to Shannon, our soon-to-be postulant, for typing these poems for me before she headed back to Houston to spend some precious time with family and friends – in fact, her friends just had a “bride of Christ” shower for her this past weekend. Is that a great idea or what?! She was able to give away some of her personal belongings and they generously provided many items on her list of things to bring.)

     Mother and several of our Sisters are busy getting ready for the arrival of nine Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Mission Society of Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies) who will be arriving Wednesday and will be here for about 10 days. They will be making a retreat and also having their Community Elections. Please keep them in prayer. I know you want to learn more about them – just click their website that I have listed in our Links section. I hope to share more about them in the weeks to come.

     Until we meet again, may God be glorified in all we do, say and think.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!



6 thoughts on “Sponsa Christi is back to blogging!

  1. Dear Sister
    Jesus and Maria be praised!
    That picture that you put is very beautiful same. Does she have some Sister of this picture lives still? Here in Brazil, I had the grace of knowing two of the foundresses, Mother Angélica and Mother Gema (that died in the month of April of this year). I was happy with her return and desire a good work! I count with their prayers for my work of course conclusion in the university.

  2. I, too, like the idea of a Bride of Christ shower. It is a wonderful way for people to “do something” for someone entering consecrated life. It is also a wonderful time to give away your personal belongings to those that you wish to have certain items. I think it would also be fun for the “Potential Bride” to also include a special message to the person she gives an item to, perhaps explaining why she is giving certain items to that person etc. That would make for a memorable occassion for certain.
    In Jesus and Mary,

  3. Welcome back “Sponsa Christi”,
    I trust your time away was full of extra special blessings and graces. Isn’t Tampa beautiful? Hot though at this time of year!! Did you get to see the torrential rains that occur daily at around 3 p.m? It often doesn’t cool things off, but it certainly keeps the area lush and green.
    Your were missed, and I am glad that you have returned safely and are back to blogging with us.
    In Jesus and Mary,
    P.S. Hi Daniela,
    Nice to see you back blogging as well.

  4. Welcome back! I know we all missed your daily entries and look forward to hearing about the new postulants when they arrive.

    Many blessings, Sisters.


  5. Hello Abby! I like to see their comments! In spite of not knowing her, I have her already as my friend. We needed to change email! A hug!


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