Birds of a Feather

Our ever-resourceful Sr. Mary Andrea recently decided to give an old wooden pallet a new lease on life. With the help of some power tools, nails, and a novice, she transformed the slats into a birdhouse! Once it’s hung up by the garden, we hope it will invite some good neighbors – robins – to help control the resident insect rabble-rousers.

Sr. Mary Andrea and Sr. Frances Marie with the new robin residence

Of course, with birds’ nests come baby birds, and we are excited at the prospect of watching the little ones grow and fledge next spring. In the meantime, there’s plenty of fledging to anticipate inside the monastery. Yes, take a good long look at that photo, because on August 15, Sr. Frances Marie will “molt” her white novice veil and receive the black veil, Passion Sign, and wedding ring of a professed Passionist Nun!

Please keep this beloved “Dove of the Crucified” in your prayers as she begins her retreat on August 10th in preparation for her first profession of vows. We will certainly be asking the Lord to touch each of you with the incredible graces that surround the consecration of a new Bride of Christ!

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10 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather

  1. Lovely! How sweet that family and friends and readers like me whom you don’t even know can share in your joy on this special occasion. God bless you. 🙂

  2. I was just using a power sander today and I wondered if the Passionist nuns ever use power tools. Now, immediately, I have the answer to my question! Well done, Sr. Mary Andrea. Prayers for Sr. Frances Marie as she prepares to make her first profession. My heart is deeply consoled upon hearing this news.

  3. “Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young– a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.” Ps. 84:3. May Sr. Frances Marie rejoice in her home near the altar as well!

  4. Recycled wood good idea. Robins will love a new nesting house. Prayers for sister during this special time in her life. Brides of Christ are special people.

  5. Great idea to make a birdhouse for the robins. How lovely to watch the baby birds develop too. Will be praying for Sister Francis Marie. Sister always looks so happy.

  6. I am so excited! What a nice idea for a birdhouse! And I am looking forward to celebrating with Sister Francis Marie and all of you dear Sisters very soon now!

  7. Will be keeping Sr. Frances Marie in my prayers! What an exciting time for her & all of you! I will remember her in a very special way during my daily prayers during her retreat, that Our Lord & His Blessed Mother will keep her in their Hearts during those days. God bless all of you! (I love the nest! We used to have robins that nested & raised their little ones in a coffeemaker box in our garage every spring! When they finally stopped using it, we threw away the box.)

  8. So happy for Sr Francis Marie! I love the analogy to the birds! Another of Gods wonderful creations birds and Passionist nuns!!!


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