If you are wondering how to ponder the great feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to consider reading two news stories from Manitowoc, WI and Grand Rapids, MI. Both accounts reveal women whose relationship with God led them, like Mary, to serve others and do things beyond their wildest dreams. (FSCC Motherhouse photo)
Sister Cecilia Byrns, OSF
Read about Sister Cecilia Byrns, OSF. Charlie Mathews, Herald Times Reporter correspondent, writes about A Life Filled with Music …The studio at the Holy Family Conservatory of Music still has her baby grand piano where hundreds, if not thousands, of students took lessons…read the rest of the story. (photo by Francis Ford)
Read about Kara Martin. Charley Honey, religion columnist for the Grand Rapids Press, comments about Aquinas Graduate Follows Her Heart to Join Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity…The first time I met Kara Martin, she was 17, smooshed among thousands of teenagers going nuts as Pope John Paul II passed by in his popemobile. “I saw him!” Kara shouted at World Youth Day in Toronto, 2002. “He was smiling! That was so cool!” The last time I saw her was Tuesday at the Kava House in Grand Rapids. She is still bursting with enthusiasm. Read the rest of the story.
Do you mirror Mary’s life?