Here’s a Special Vocation Blessing for High School Seniors

Paul Keggington

March 23, 2011

It is not every day that senior girls from a Catholic High School receive an invitation to spend time after school with Catholic religious women at their convent home. In West Point, NE, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity did invite Central Catholic High School students  and are making it a tradition.

Central Catholic High School senior girls and Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are making a tradition of spending time together for a graduation blessing.

This year the event was slated for @5:30 p.m. on March 22, 2011. First on the agenda was a simple meal and good conversation.  Pizza, veggies, extra sweet dessert bars and ice cream satisfied everyone’s  food tastes and smiles and outbursts of laughter were proof of shared joy. Later, more one on one visiting occurred as guests made bracelet prayer beads spelling faith, hope, and love.

At the end the evening, all gathered for prayer in the Convent Chapel. Franciscan Sisters Joellen, Andrene, Doris, Marie Bernadette, Mary Beth, Michael Ann and Sharon  took this special opportunity to express wishes and prayer on the coming graduates as they extend their horizons in many directions. A ‘cross’ gift was given, a model for seeking God’s will in life while looking to the future.

It was a time to remember. Have you ever had a similar experience?

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