Category Archives: Charism

He Takes My Breath Away

The primary charism of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration is perpetual adoration. Two sisters are always in the adoration chapel praying for the needs of the world and adoring Jesus in the Eucharist twenty-four hours a day.  I have recently begun to take hours of adoration during the night. It is a…
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A Song In My Heart

St. Cecilia has long been venerated in the Church as a virgin-martyr, and has equally-long been the patroness of musicians because with a “song in her heart,” she converted her husband while preserving her vow of virginity.  Her association with music is especially meaningful for me because music has been an ever-present part of my…
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An Unexpected Birthday Gift: Humility

An Unexpected Birthday Gift: Humility Last year, we started a new tradition in the Novitiate. On a Sister’s birthday, we all go around the table and thank the Sister for something that she has done for us. My birthday was a few weeks ago, and it was a really beautiful experience. As the Sisters were…
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In the Heart of the Church

In the Heart of the Church Our Charism is a living out of the Paschal Mystery During the Lenten season I have been praying through the Gospel accounts of the Lord’s Passion in order to cultivate sorrow for my sins and a deeper gratitude for the salvation Christ won for us. As I meditated on…
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