A Precious Fruit of a “Nun Run”

    March of 2007 brought us a lovely group of women on a “Nun Run” from the diocese of St. Paul, Minnesota led by our dear friend Claire Rouf. One young gal in particular felt very drawn to our Passionist charism and desired to learn more about it.

Kirstine (circled) and others on that “Nun Run” of 2007

    Perhaps you remember Kirstine who visited usfor a couple weeks last summer. Well, the Lord has continued to draw her to Passionist contemplative life and I am excited to share with you that 2 1/2 years after that “Nun Run” she will be entering our 3-month aspirancy program. This will occur August 22nd – the Feast of the Queenship of Mary!

    The aspirancy is a prolonged live-in experience during which a young woman is aspiring to become a Passionist Nun although there is no formal commitment. It gives her a better opportunity to experience the rhythm of our life and to learn more about Passionist contemplative life through classes and speaking with the Novice Directress and the Superior. It also gives her and the community a better opportunity to get to know one another.

    We thank you in advance for keeping Kirstine in your prayers as she moves through this process of discerning a religious vocation to be a Passionist bride of Christ. Prayers especially today on her birthday – August 14th – Vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother and also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe!

    Blessed Birthday Kirstine and also to your dear mother!



6 thoughts on “A Precious Fruit of a “Nun Run”

  1. Awww…gee, thanks, Sisters! 😀

    I can’t wait to see you NEXT WEEK!!! Best 25th birthday present EVER.

    Yes, you’ll be here by this time next week! Blessed be God

  2. Sponsa Christi,
    I am in awe of how your community affirms and
    nurtures the wonderful women who come to you
    to discern God’s call to religious life. No matter what vocation they are called to, your community embraces them on their journey and helps their hearts discern their call with courage and love.
    I pray you have many more women come to your monastery to take that leap of faith and begin that
    journey with your community there to support them
    in prayer and example. How beautiful it is to have
    each and every gift of a religious vocation nurtured so that God’s plan can unfold.

    Donna, Wow…God reward you for your support of our vocation in the Church. We count on your prayers!

  3. It so cheers me that more and more young women are having the courage to listen to the Call of Christ… and what more important vocation than to remember Christ’s Passion and His saving love for us.
    God bless you, Sisters!

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  5. Yay! I know Kirstine as she is a good friend of mine! She is such a beautiful person and her friends back here in Bellingham are so blessed to have her prayers from where she is right now. I hope to one day visit the Monastery and see for myself how beautiful it is.


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