Natalie's Entrance Day

The Feast of the Presentation and also the celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life was selected as the entrance day for Natalie Salameh to join the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light.  At the Vigil Liturgy on February 1st, His Excellency Bishop Gregory blessed Natalie, and Mother Marla Marie welcomed her to the Maronite Servants at the parish of Our Lady of Lebanon in Waterbury, Connecticut.  Father Dany Abi-Akar, pastor, hosted us for a dinner to offer congratulations.
Natalie Salameh comes to the Maronite Servant of Christ the Light from Sydney Australia, and she is the daughter of Joseph and Wendy Salameh, parishioners at the Maronite parish of St. Sharbel. Please join us in praying for her family and for Natalie as she begins the journey of religious life.  

It was an event of joy for our small community of Maronite Servants.  Natalie said of her experience: "I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and happiness.  I had come home because Jesus' heart is the place that I call home.  I felt the all-embracing warmth of his great love as he welcomed me home into his heart."