Pope Francis has declared 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life. The Year of Consecrated Life will be celebrated throughout the world beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014, and will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. In order to help our students gain a deeper understanding of religious life, we have invited priests, sisters, seminarians, and lay ministers to visit Holy Family and share about their lives with our students.
September 22, 2014: Sister Marina and Sister Kira, Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother, shared with students that they work in schools teaching Religion, taking children to Adoration, and hosting retreats. They also make television programs for EWTN and participate in mission work. They are a very active community but their activity is based on prayer life. The Sisters shared that they listened to God's call and are following His will and they encouraged our students to keep their minds and hearts open to hearing God's will as well.
September 15, 2014: Corinne DeLuceny, Notre Dame graduate student in the Echo Program, shared with students that she is in training to be a lay minister, an active worker in the church. She was excited to share that she gets to help people draw closer to God and hear about their call to holiness.
August 18, 2014: Diocese of St. Augustine seminarian Alex Sanchez shared his experience with following God's will as this relates to our school theme for this year -- God's Will: Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else. He reminded students that the Lord calls us in different ways and when we follow His will, it will be entirely worth it. He asked students to think about what God is asking them to do each day and to put forth effort into being a good student, honoring/listening to thy mother and father, and being a good friend to others. These are very important ways our students can listen to and follow God's will.