Franciscan Sisters Offer More Than Blessing at Abbey Fest

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

March 25, 2015

Our Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serving at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Greenwood, MS distributed vocation chaplets and blessed Abbey Fest participants numbering 4,500 on March 21, 2015 in Covington, LA. We are grateful to our Sisters for representing us, but more importantly for being one of us.Franciscan Sisters Vocation Chaplet

Vocation Chaplet

The Vocation Chaplet, made by many Sisters’ hands,  included the Sign of the Cross, Prayers for our Holy Father (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be) and these intentions:

Praise be my Lord for those called to be Married and for families that they may be united in one heart and one soul…Hail Mary

Praise be my Lord for those called to be Consecrated religious that they may joyfully wake up the world…Hail Mary

Praise be my Lord for those called to be Single that they might live out their call expressing their Christian identity in the midst of the busy world…Hail Mary

Praised be my Lord for those called to be priests and deacons that they may find their joy in bringing and being Jesus to His people in Word, Sacrament and Healing…Hail Mary

Praise be my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (Do the gesture of the cross made on the forehead, lips and heart using the chaplet.)

Mississippi Sisters Blog and Video

You will want to check out our Mississiippi Sisters Blog for more about their journey to Covington. Click here. You’ll find many great pictures.

Videographer Sister Elena Gonzales also offers a podcast capturing the thrill of the day’s activities.

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