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Despite the two Monastery dogs, Toby and Gabriel
chasing cats on the Monastery property, cats seem to
think our grounds are a good place to give birth to
their kittens. Recently we have seen an increase in
kittens on the grounds. Since we are Franciscan based
and love animals, we allow the kittens to remain and
enjoy the Monastery property.
This month we were visited by two young men who
are considering joining our Community as Passionists.
Their names are: Andrew Harrington and Brian Cullen.
They are fine young men, actively trying to determine
the call they are experiencing in their lives. Please
keep these two young men in your prayers that they
may rightly choose the path that God is calling them to.
Our Province has been conducting Vocational Days in our monasteries. These vocation days, are for young men considering becoming members of the Passionist Community.
Here at Immaculate Conception, we have established an Hour of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated on the last Friday of the month at 5:00 PM. We ask you, our friends, to join us in prayer for Passionist vocations at this time on the last Friday of each month.
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The Monastery relies on its prayer life to support the elderly priests and brothers who live in Immaculate Conception Monastery, the Health Care House of our Province. Can we help our loved ones who have died? Is there anything that we can still do for them? Can our prayers make a difference?
The answer is, yes. Pope Benedict said, "It is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain. The souls of the departed can receive, 'solace and refreshment' through the Eucharist and through our prayers and charitable deeds. We believe that our love can reach into the afterlife, that reciprocal giving and receiving is possible. We believe that our affection for one another continues beyond the limits of death. It has been a fundamental conviction of Christianity, throughout the ages and it remains a source of comfort today."