4 Postulants Receive Franciscan Insignia

by Sister Julie Ann on December 11, 2016

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, four Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity  Postulants received the Insignia of St. Francis. In Thomas Celano’s first book on St. Francis it reads that “Francis made for himself a tunic showing the image of the Tau cross so as to remind himself of his call to imitate Christ”. Community Director Sister Natalie Binversie presented the insignia, a tau with the hand of Jesus covering that of St. Francis, to remind the postulants of their own call to follow Christ with us. Worn on a chain, it becomes the formal witness to all of being a Postulant in our Community.franciscan-postulants-applauded

This Exhortation, taken from the Letter to the Ephesians and Chapter 24 of The Earlier Rule of St. Francis was read as a means of reflection for all present.

Live life 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.

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6 thoughts on “4 Postulants Receive Franciscan Insignia”

  1. It is a blessing to celebrate with each of you, Megan, Trisha, Shari and Colleen as you walk with us in a deeper way into the Mystery of Jesus’ love and life in the footprints of St. Francis! Be assured of my continued prayers and support! What a wonderful Advent time of Hope and Joy!

  2. annemarielom says:

    I don’t know who exhibited more joy…the four postulants… or the Community gathered to celebrate with them. No matter who had more joy, it was an Advent prayer based on self giving and saying “yes” to God. That is always something to do with joy!

  3. sister Marlita Henseler says:

    Ccongratulations! May Francis be your guide and example as you discern God’s call. You are invited to come to St. Thomas the Apostle, one of the closest missions to the Motherhouse. I would love to have you for a visit ,maybe some Sunday afternoon after Weekend duties are complete. 2:30 pm.or later.

  4. Tricia, Megan, Shari & Colleen, CONGRATULATIONS to you on officially becoming a Postulant! As you know you continue to be remembered in prayer here at St. Benedict’s Convent, Cambridge, OH. May you walk in the footprints of St. Francis and the many Sisters who have come before YOU!

  5. Sr. Delores says:

    Congratulations, Colleen, Megan, Trisha and Shari! I thank God for you. We loved having you for prayer, pizza and fun.
    God bless you in every way…

  6. Sister Leonette Kochan says:

    Tricia, Megan, Shari, Colleen, thank you for choosing our Franciscan Family as you pursue your journey of faith and service. May you feel our prayers supporting you each day. If these winter days get to be a bit much, we would love to host you for a visit in the desert southwest at San Xavier, Tucson.

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