Maronite Servants at Fall River
On Saturday evening, October 24, the Maronite Servants attended the Halloween Party at St. Anthony of the Desert, Fall River. The night started off with “Trunk-or-Treat” packed with candy, chips, which the children and sisters received with great enthusiasm. The night continued with decorating pumpkins; crafts; and popping Caspar balloons!
On Vocations - St. Mary’s in Dartmouth
On Sunday evening, October 18, Sr. Therese Maria gave a presentation to the teens in the confirmation program of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in South Dartmouth. Sr. Therese Maria first addressed some myths and facts about what religious life actually entails, and then gave the teens a brief introduction on who we are as Maronite Servants of Christ the Light.
Sr. Therese Maria explained to the teens that each one of us has a vocation, that is, a calling from God and a special purpose in our lives, and she considered some of those vocations in detail. Many are called by God to come together and form holy marriages; some are called to lead a chaste single life of service; while others may have a vocation to priesthood or religious life.
Sr. Therese Maria explained, in general, what it means to be a consecrated religious, and highlighted the three vows religious take on their profession day, that is, obedience, chastity and poverty. The evening finished with Q&A, with the teens raising some excellent questions such as, “Are there reasons that a person cannot be a religious?”; “What is the process for becoming a religious?”