Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I have the wonderful news to share, which was just announced publicly by Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV at our Diocesan Respect-Life Luncheon this afternoon that the Sisters of Life are delighted to come to Phoenix to establish a foundation at St. Agnes Convent in Phoenix in August 2021, to be collaborators in the pro-life efforts of our Diocese, particularly with their visitation ministry which includes services to give assistance and counseling to women with unexpected pregnancies and pro-life education. These efforts will also include once a month visits to give talks and be present to the university students at ASU’s All Saints Newman Center in Tempe. Such hopeful, good news makes this truly a great day for the Diocese of Phoenix!
Consecration of Virgins Mass – Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix
Saturday, August 22, 2020, on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, the Consecration of Virgins, Claire Halbur and Kimberly Zeeman, was truly a GREAT DAY for the Diocese of Phoenix, which will be cherished forever! I would like to share the photos of this glorious Consecration Mass here.
- Click here for a special interview of the Consecrated Virgins.
- Click here for Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s homily for the Consecration.
- Click here to view the Consecration Mass of Virgins on August 22, 2020.
Photos of the Consecration Mass, a day to cherish in our history:
Let us give thanks to God for the lives and vocations of our two newly consecrated Diocesan Consecrated Virgins Living in the World! It’s a great day for the Church in Phoenix as they will be a testimony to virginity, espousal to Christ, a life dedicated to prayer and service to the Church, the purity of the Church and spiritual motherhood as they pray for our Priests.
Kimberly and Claire, thank you for saying, “Yes!” to God’s call and for giving your entire lives to Jesus Christ as Consecrated Virgins. The Church is blessed!
Your Sister in Christ,
Sister Anthony Mary Diago, RSM
Director of the Office of Consecrated Life
Diocese of Phoenix