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!