Two Postulants Receive Franciscan Insignia

by Sister Julie Ann on December 23, 2015

On the afternoon of December 23, 2015, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity witnessed the reception of the Postulant Insignia for Gayle Mazurkiewicz and Mary Bettag.Postulant Insignia Procession Entrance

Sister Natalie Binversie, OSF, Community Director, exhorted Gayle and Mary with these words taken from the Letter to the Ephesians and Chapter 24 from The Earlier Rule of St. Francis:

Live then with a sense of responsibility not as a person who does not know the meaning and purpose of life but as one who does. With Francis I ask that you learn and frequently call to mind the tenor and sense of what has been written in this life for the salvation of our souls. I beg God, Who is All-powerful, Three and One, to bless all who teach, learn, retain, remember and put into practice these things each time they repeat and do what has been written there for the salvation of our souls. I implore everyone to love, keep and treasure them greatly. Franciscan Postulant presented with insignia

Gayle and Mary received the insignia of St. Francis, a tau cross with the hand of Jesus covering that of Francis, to remind them of their call to follow Jesus. Sister Mariella Erdmann, OSF, Postulant Directress, is responsible for guiding the postulants in their preparations for the Novitiate. Postulant Insignia Sister Mariella

Watch for more postings on Gayle and Mary who are called to be fully open to God and to others. Enjoy more gallery photos.

10 thoughts on “Two Postulants Receive Franciscan Insignia”

  1. Pat Molitor says:

    Congratulations to the new postulants!!! My prayers are with you on your journey.

  2. Sister Pamela Catherine says:

    Mary and Gayle!! It is so wonderful to see your smiling faces! Congratulations! Know that you are both in prayer as you continue on this beautiful journey!

  3. It is a joyful time and even more so as we celebrate with you Mary and Gayle upon your postulancy journey with Jesus and all of us! Count on my continued prayers!

  4. Gayle & Mary, CONGRATULATIONS to you and what better time to renew your JOURNEY during this blessed Christmas Season with JESUS, Mary & Joseph. We continue to remember YOU in prayer as you discern & follow the path designed for you by our Creator, God!

  5. Welcome, Mary and Gayle! What a beautiful time to formally begin this new phase of your journey toward becoming a member of us Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. You are in prayer!

  6. annemarielom says:

    It was a joyous celebration and the looks (smiles) on the faces of the Sisters and Postulants were infectious. Merry Christmas to us with such precious gifts of two young women!

  7. Sr. Jan says:

    So happy you are with us. God called and you said here I am!

  8. Sister Leonette Kochan, osf says:

    Mary and Gayle, welcome from all of us as you begin the next phase of your journey with us as Franciscans. Be assured of my prayers for you as well as for us, your Franciscan Sisters, that we may be worthy of your choice to live in community with us. It is an honor for us to be the religious community you have chosen as your path in following the Lord.
    Sister Leonette Kochan

  9. Sister Carla says:

    Congratulations, Mary and Gayle! I rejoice with you on this important step in your journey. This year of mercy is a special time to soak in God’s gracious love and mercy as you ponder your call with us. Be assured of my continued prayer for you.

  10. Sister Kay says:

    Congratulations, Gayle and Mary! Gayle, we look forward to your time with us at St. Agnes.

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