Discernindo Uma Vocaçaõ

19 Jul

During the Mass for the jubilarians, among them my friend, Sister Adria Connors, the prayers of petition were spoken in Spanish, English, Bangla and Portuguese, so diverse in culture and language is their community. It was uplifting and refreshing to hear the Sisters of the Holy Cross pray “for those women who began their vocational journey in Holy Cross with us but are now serving in another form of mission.” Included in the prayer, too, were the novices, like the young Brazilian named Thais. (Pronounce her name in two syllables.) In her native language was the prayer for her: “por todas as mulheres que estão discernindo uma vocaçaõ à vido religiosa,” translated, “for all women who are discerning a vocation to religious life.”

Pray with me for Thais until we hear that either she has made her first profession or, having begun her vocational journey in Holy Cross, she is now serving in another form of mission. Choose to pray for Thais in English or in Portuguese – the choice is yours. She understands both, as does God.

3 Responses to “Discernindo Uma Vocaçaõ”

  1. Carol Fahrnbach July 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Great picture!! Do you speak Portuguese too?

  2. thais July 20, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Thank you very much for all your prayers!!! It gives me more clarity in my discernment day by day!!!

    Muito obrigada por todas as suas oracoes!!! elas me dao mais clareza no meu discernimento diario!!!

    Thais

    • Father Rob Waller July 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      Thais – My promise of prayers is a promise that I will keep. – Fr. Rob

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