On Thursday, August 17, annual professed sisters S Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay, S Heather Marie Deneen, and S Maria Louise Edwards, and transfer sister S Maria Bakhita Waweru, MC, along with their directors S Barbara Marie Brylka and SM Juanita Szymanski, and Director of Formation S Suzanne Marie Kush, participated in a retreat at Queen of Apostles Retreat Center just down the road from the central convent.
Father Pawel Ratajczak, OMI, presented two talks on “The Spirituality of Flexibility.” He noted three key points about living out the spirituality of flexibility: having a strong sense of self-worth/seeing one’s self in the image and likeness of God, humility/ letting go and keeping hope, and trusting in God’s providence/the ability to take plans with a grain of salt.
The week’s activities culminated with Sister Heather’s renewal of vows. Again, Father Pawel was the celebrant and homilist, and he spoke about how vowed spouses of Christ are blessings for the world. As her sisters prayed with her, Sister Heather said “yes” to God’s call to the Felician Congregation for another year.