Our Carmelite Sisters from Marian Manor, South Boston and St. Patrick's Manor, Framingham, attended the World Day of Consecrated Life celebration at Boston College on March 3, 2012. Sr. Barbara Metz, SND, was the keynote speaker. Sister spoke beautifully on the "call" stories in the Gospel of Mark and reflected on the essential elements of religious life as presented in the Gospel accounts. Since Vatican II there has been many changes in the structure of religious life but the essential elements have not changed. Religious life is still radical by its nature and is always lived in response to a call from God. As in the Gospels, Jesus calls his followers while they are in the midst of their daily lives and occupations. The followers respond by seeking to be in relationship with Jesus and to be where he is. The various ways that congregations have served the Church in the past and the ways in which religious will serve in the future are in response to the spirit of their charisms which is given by the Spirit to serve the needs of the world.
|(Right) Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ (standing for Religious Delegates in Boston, MA) with Sr. Heather (One of our Postulants)|