Novice Remembers SLS20 and Yuma Convent Visit

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January 27, 2020

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Novice Sister Maria Guadalupe shares on her recent experience at Immaculate Conception Convent, Yuma, Arizona and at the recent FOCUS Student Leadership Summit held in Phoenix.

The SLS 2020 Conference was so awesome. The three best parts were definitely Mass, Adoration and Confession.

Three themes that I felt God speaking to me during this event are the following. Fr. Mike Schmitz said, “Jesus is not just an option among many. We are not fine, we desperately need Him.” And he also said, “Only Jesus is enough.” Damon Owens said, “Friends love each other in the good and the ugly wanting good for the other even if it means self-denial.”

And a group of young band musicians at worship night said that we have to be with Jesus not for what he makes us feel, but just to worship Him because He’s that good, and because even when we don’t feel it God is working in us. It was so good to meet and spend time with so many religious and young adults. I definitely encourage others to go next year.

Mission experience in Yuma was so good. The sisters there were so kind to me. The people in the schools and parish are so warm and welcoming. The children in St. Francis School, Immaculate Concepcion School and Yuma Catholic High School are getting excellent academic, moral and Christian values. I even got to see a very good friend of mine and her family. I enjoyed every second of this journey.

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