Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity pause this Thanksgiving to gaze on a special St. Cecilia stained glass window in our Motherhouse St. Francis Chapel. Organist and Liturgist Sister Winifred Crevier and Novice Sister Cecilia Joy reflect on this treasured spiritual artifact. May the Lord bless you and your family as we join you in praise of our God in the present moment and always!
St. Cecilia looks up to a heavenly light for guidance as she plays her one handed little organ. Me, too, as a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity. The Holy Spirit and I are good friends as we plan music together in quiet solitude. – Sister Winifred
“This is one of my favorite stained glass windows in our Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse. St. Cecilia is not only a powerful to saint to ask for intercession regarding musical matters. She is also a strong model of courage, chastity, and faith. I like to sit and pray by this window when I can. Though if I am not able to, I also have a picture of it in my journal :). May we not only praise Jesus with our voices, but with our hearts as well. ” – Sister Cecilia Joy