Franciscan Sister Participates in Hawaii Secular Franciscan Retreat

by Sister Julie Ann on April 6, 2016

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Verone Leeman, Spiritual Companion to the Secular Franciscans in the St. Therese Parish, Kekaha, Hi area, shares about a recent fraternity retreat.

It is good to serve the Secular Franciscans on the Island of Kauai. I was able to take part in a recent retreat by Sister Pat Schofield. The theme was on the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem.Hawaii Secular Franciscan Retreat at St. Theresa Parish Kekaha HI

Some of my notes: Today our palm branches are signs of martyrdom and victory over death. We are to proclaim liberation through peace, more than non-violent resistance, but real humility. We wave our palms high and remember what they call us to do as servants to the people.

FranciscanSister Verone Spiritual Companion to Secular Franciscans

The Prince of Peace rides a donkey. Jesus lifts up the lowly, including the donkey. It becomes the sacred throne not only for a King, but for the Son of God. It was the donkey that carried Jesus and Mary before He was born on the ride into Bethlehem. Now the donkey carries Him into Jerusalem just before His death. I am called to be lowly as a Franciscan, so that Christ can use me to fill His will. I carry the Lord each day, every day by all that I think, say and do.

 

3 thoughts on “Franciscan Sister Participates in Hawaii Secular Franciscan Retreat”

  1. Sister Annette says:

    God bless all that you are doing Sister Verone. We here at St. Francis are getting ready for a Profession retreat. Profession will be May 1, 2016. It has been long in coming, but well worth it.

  2. Sister Carla says:

    What a beautiful way to spend Palm Sunday! Palm Sunday is a day of contrasts. We start out praising Jesus and end up remembering how he suffered and died for us.

  3. annemarielom says:

    Thanks, Sister Verone, for sharing our Franciscan charism with others. What good notes you took. May Easter blessings continue to abound!

Leave a Reply

Previous post:

Next post: