Dear Friends in Christ,
Happy Mothers Day! As we celebrate motherhood and the Blessed Virgin Mary, we love the tradition of crowning the Queen of Heaven and showering her with roses. This Mothers’ Day coincides with the Solemnity of Our Lord’s Ascension into Heaven and the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. As our Mother, she intercedes for our sanctity and salvation. Let us approach her with trust and confidence, consoled by her Immaculate Heart.
Since Easter Sunday, God has blessed me abundantly as a spiritual mother.
On April 2nd, I made a special trip to the Diocese of Gallup, NM to give a retreat to the Sisters of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Joseph (Las Hermanas de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y San José) to help them prepare for their first official General Chapter of Elections and Chapter of Affairs. The Holy Spirit directed all the conferences, prayers and proceedings. It was a truly blessed time. God’s magnificent love embraced me in every sunrise and sunset of each day. The beauty and the precious experience I had with the Sisters will always be cherished. What touched me most was that all 9 Sisters called me their madrina or Godmother.
Your Sister in Christ,
Sister Anthony Mary, RSM
Director of the Office of Consecrated Life