Author Archives: Sister Anne Francis

Love of God Poured into Our Hearts

Live + Jesus ! Love of God Poured into Our Hearts Saint Francis de Sales understands the Heart of Jesus to have a dual role; it is the divine/human womb which gives spiritual birth and nourishment, and it is the … Continue reading

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The Visitation: Supporting the vocations of one another

Live + Jesus! Each one of us has a vocation, or calling,“to an intimate relationship of love” – Saint John Paul II “At the root of every vocational journey there is the Emmanuel, the God-with-us. He shows us that we … Continue reading

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Prayer and Vocation Discernment

Discerning your vocation can be an intimidating task, but it should not be a frightening one – it should really be exciting, because to discern your vocation is the first small step in the great journey of uncovering the mystery … Continue reading

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A Lenten Grace

 Live + Jesus! Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on March 5 this year. Lived well, Lent can convert our hearts and transform our lives. We invite you to join us on a Salesian Lenten journey of conversion. The whole point of this season … Continue reading

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November, a Time of Reflection

Live + Jesus!  As we move from one season to another nature calls us to find moments for quiet reflection – so great a need in our world today where there is so much “busyness”. Reflection helps us to place … Continue reading

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AUTUMN GIFTS

Live + Jesus! One day while we were taking a walk, our eyes fell upon a beautiful Fall leaf, one of the first beginning to blanket our Monastery grounds. Sister Marie de Chantal gently picked up the leaf and said, … Continue reading

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A TIME OF REST IN THE HEART OF GOD

Live + Jesus! Our Divine Savior assures us that we can do all things in Him who strengthens us and without Him, we can do nothing. In other words, we are the tools in the Hands of the Artist. How often … Continue reading

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FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

Live + Jesus! The revelation of this feast prefigured the splendor of heaven where we will see God face to face. Through grace, we acquire the seed of eternal life during our present existence and begin to participate in a … Continue reading

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Be Who You Are And Be That Well !

  Live + Jesus! In our life as Visitation Sisters, we embrace our Blessed Mother Mary as our model, especially as we move from contemplative prayer, meditative silence to a faithful living of our Visitation charism in service of others. … Continue reading

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“The Harvest is Abundant but the Laborers are Few’’ Matthew 9:37

  Live + Jesus!  These words were said by Christ during his public ministry. Clearly then, vocations were lacking during Jesus’ time as well. This is not a new phenomenon.  However, our Savior   gives us a plan. He tells … Continue reading

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