August 19, 2023

Praying, Sewing…Whitewater Rafting!

As the community prepares to receive our postulant, Sister Emily, into the Novitiate, there is plenty of activity surrounding this beautiful occasion. The Sisters have spent many weeks together pulling threads, sewing her habit, and above all, we have just completed our annual community retreat together.

But there is one more tradition before receiving the habit that seems to have cropped up in the last two years…white water rafting! For the past two summers, our community has been invited to participate in Fidelis’ annual Inspire camp, where Fidelis chapters from across the country gather annually for a week of summer fun in the mountains of East Tennessee, consisting of the Sacraments, small group time, talks, and a trip through the rapids!

We are grateful to Fidelis for this wonderful opportunity to share the Lord, time in prayer, and yes, one last (appropriate!) hurrah for our postulants before they enter into the Novitiate. We thank God for Sister Emily’s discernment and her continued ‘yes’ to our way of life and look forward to receiving her and her new patron saint into the community.