Franciscan Temporary Professed Sisters Summoned and Sent Forth

by Sister Julie Ann on July 15, 2012

On this Franciscan feast of humble teacher and philosopher Bonaventure, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity witnessed the Sunday Gospel Mark 6:7-13 verses come alive in the lives of our Temporary Professed Sisters.

In the Markan text Jesus summoned his disciples to follow Him. Today Sister Pamela Catherine Peasel responded to Jesus’ call by renewing her vows of chastity, poverty and obedience at the early morning Motherhouse Community Eucharist. Under the guidance of Sister Mariadele Jacobs, Sister Carolee Vanness and Sister Jean Anne Moser, Sister Pamela Catherine and recently professed, Sister Monica Martin, completed a special summer program of study, indepth sharing  and service. Last week’s Quasi Chapter along with other Community-building experiences were unique memories of summer 2012.

Realizing there is much to contemplate and learn in the Franciscan life, practical instructions continue in a discussion format in our Temporary Professed Sisters’ assigned community settings for the year.  In January 2013 Sisters Pamela Catherine and Monica will travel to the Motherhouse for a planned Formation weekend of study,  recollection, and ever joyfully-anticipated interaction with our Community’s Novices and Postulants.

Fittingly, Sunday’s Gospel not only spoke of Jesus summoning his disciples, but also sending them forth. At the end of this week, Sister Monica will be sent forth to her first teaching mission assignment at St. Theresa Parish, Kekaha, HI. Keep up with her adventures on her Habitually Speaking blog. Early August, Sister Pamela Catherine departs for  St. Peter Mission, Bapchule, AZ beginning her second year as a junior high teacher on the Gila River Reservation. Click here to enjoy a photo blog of desert-related images.

Are you wondering just what is happening with Temporary Professed Sister Elena Gonzales? Sister Elena  is preparing for final profession on August 2, 2012. Please join us in praying for her and those responsible for directing her own unique program that allows her time to grow closer to the Lord in contemplation and meditation of the vows.  Sister Mariadele, Sister Theresa Feldkamp and Sister Andrene Flasch are happy companions on this journey. Franciscanized World will cover this event with great joy! Watch for more coverage! (Photos: Sister Mariadele)

5 thoughts on “Franciscan Temporary Professed Sisters Summoned and Sent Forth”

  1. Sister Natalie says:

    The summer has been filled with many blessings.  My prayers go with each of you as you move to your home for the coming year.  May the graces of these past weeks energize and inspirit each of  you to serve God in your assigned ministry along with your Sisters in Community.

  2. Anne Marie Lom says:

    Congratulations on the renewal of vows, Sr. Pamela Catherine. My prayers are with you, Sr. Elena as you prepare for perpetual vows. Sr. Monica, I look forward to seeing Hawaii though your eyes.
    May the Holy Spirit guide each of you in the tradition of St. Francis to “be” and “serve” in your houses and ministry.

  3. S. Ann Mary says:

    Congratulations, Sister Pamela Catherine! The ceremony was beautiful. My prayers will be with you as you continue your journey to the Lord.

  4. S.Mary Ann says:

    Sharing our Franciscan life with each of these young sisters is a blessing; my prayers are with  you!!!

  5. Smaryfrances says:

    I miss seeing you already!  The summer passed by too quickly.  May God continue to bless you and know that you are kept in my prayers.  It was so good having you here this summer.  Congratulations, Sister Monica on First Profession and Sister Pamela Catherine on renewal of your vows. 

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