It is apparent when reading about St. Francis that he was drawn to pray at churches along the way in his journey through life. Truly, the Portiuncula was precious to his vocation.
-St. Francis of Assisi
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity often tuck sacred stops in our treks to visit with young women. One of our recent Blessed Sacrament visits was in downtown Duluth, MN. Mary Star of the Sea Parish has a beautiful, reverently-adorned adoration chapel that is simple, silent, and secure. One can feel the peace. Holy Innocents Chapel offers easy access including relative ease in finding a parking place. The doors are always open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mary Star of the Sea is not your typical title for Mary. Click here to read Sarah Reinhard’s eloquent explanation on the mother of Jesus guiding us in star-gazing to Jesus. It is further a reflection on motherhood.
At our Motherhouse in one of our main hallways we have a painting done by one of our Sisters that has reminded us of Mary’s courage and her vigilance in holding onto Jesus keeping him safe surrounded by a dark blue sea. Mary, as our star of the sea, guides all those seeking their vocation to happiness, as well as life beyond just survival. We invite you to consider our Franciscan discernment opportunities. Click here. We promise companionship along the way.