Today is a very special day wherein we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and also Our Lady of Victory of the Battle of Lepanto where she thwarted the Muslim forces of the Ottoman Empire. It is also a very special day for the Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery as they celebrate 75 years since their foundresses received the property where St. Joseph Monastery would be. CLICK HERE to see the Passionist Nuns’ blog post commemorating this day.
On October 3, 2021, I was very blessed to be able to attend Holy Mass with the Passionist Nuns and, along with about 74 others, got to visit with them. It was one of the best days of my life. What I mean is, I’m getting older and my memory is not so great but THIS I WILL REMEMBER! One thing really touched my heart. The first nun I got to talk to was Sister Cecilia Maria. When I told her I am Lisa Graas, she gasped, held her hands to her chest and said, “The FAMOUS Lisa Graas?” I am grinning from ear to ear as I write about it. I think I’m “famous” because I send in a great deal of prayer requests. You can do that, too, here.
I wish I could have met all the Passionist Nuns but I had to get home to Mom. She is 85 now and falls sometimes and needs someone to pick her up. As it turns out, my brother Larry was sitting with her.
An important note: The Passionist Nuns have a building fund now to repair and add on to the monastery. I beg you to donate here to their Cherish the Flame campaign.
Again, please do visit the Passionist Nuns’ website and blog. I promise that you will be touched by their commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ, their bridegroom. Don’t be afraid to send that prayer request, either. They have gotten me through some very troubling times, believe me, and that is why they are all my very best friends, even though I never “really” get to see them except on their blog. They are my sisters in Christ and they can be yours, too.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I am a Passionist Oblate Associate, very much attached to them! If you are interested in religious life as a nun, please visit their vocations page.
Dear Readers, thanks for listening to me. I am humbled that you visit my little blog.
PHOTO CREDIT: Randy Greve