Solemnity of Pentecost

Veni Sancte Spiritus!  This has been our heart’s cry during the Pentecost Novena and especially today as we celebrated the fulfillment of the Easter mystery.


Christie signing her official Affiliate commitment

    During the Liturgy of the Hours for the mid-morning hour our Passionist Oblate Affiliate Christie made her first year commitment. Congratulations and thanks be to God!

     After a festive dinner the nuns were treated to a Pentecost game (actually a belated Easter game!) prepared by Sisters Mary Veronica, Mary Andrea and postulant Shannon.

Shannon explains the rules of the game

    Does Shannon seem a little lighter on her feet here? Perhaps that is because she has been accepted to be vested in the holy habit and receive her new Passionist name – Praise God! Also, thanks so much for your prayers for Sharon. We all discerned this life was not God’s calling for her. We are all grateful for the prayers you offer on behalf of all the women discerning Passionist life. Please keep it up!

 This is one of those nuns who disappears at the sight of a camera!

      Tomorrow we plunge into “Ordinary Time”. Why so quickly after Pentecost? – the very next day? Because our Holy Mother Church is telling us it is “ordinary” to be filled with the Holy Spirit – all the time – in the ordinary events of daily life!!!  Alleluia!


Part of the community enjoying the beautiful day…

and Danny too!


 “Joy is the echo of the Holy Spirit”

~ Blessed Dom Marmion


7 thoughts on “Solemnity of Pentecost

  1. Congratulations to Christie !

    Thank you for sharing Shannon’s good news. I look forward to the posting of her special day. What a blessing for her, your community and all of us out here !

    I admire Sharon for trying her vocation with the Passionists. May she continue to discern God’s call in her life. I wish her well.


  2. I am so happy for Shannon and Christie. They have
    so much to look forward to in the coming months.
    I will keep them in my prayers and your wonderful
    I, too, have great admiration for Sharon for
    listening to her heart and giving it her best to discern God’s call to the vocation he has
    gifted her to live. I am wishing her the best of
    His presence.

  3. Hello,

    Could you please tell us a bit more about the Passionist oblates? Thanks!

    I certainly will! Keep checking back within the next week or so for another post elaborating on Christie and the Passionist Oblate Affiliates.

    God bless!

  4. Could you also tell us more about receiving a Passionist name? How is this determined?

    Great question! Yes, I will answer that in an upcoming post.

  5. Be assured of my prayers for Shannon as she continues to the next
    phase of her life as a Passionist nun! That is wonderful news! Prayers
    for all of you Sisters, as well.

    Love in Christ,


  6. What good news!Congratulations to Shannon,she looks so happy! May God grant her the grace to persevere in her vocation.I send good wishes and prayers to her,and to all your community.
    I hope you will post some pictures of Shannon’s Clothing. It is wonderful in these days to see a young woman dedicate her life to God.
    God bless you all.


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