Sister Jenny Sellaro’s professing of final vows late last month was a significant moment for the U.S Region of Adorers. Before Jenny, Sister Hang Pham was the last sister in the region to profess final vows — a decade ago in 2011.
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After a long 18 months apart, I was overjoyed to at last return to the Adorers’ house in Wichita on June 17 to see my mother, Sister Joann Stuever, ASC. More of our family members arrived en masse over the next few days to join the sisters in celebrating 25 years since Mom’s first vows in the summer of 1996.
A year and a half ago, another sister and I developed a ministry program for the sisters at our Ruma convent that focused on our common experiences of loss and grief. Every five or six weeks, a small group of sisters comes together to share feelings and insights on a topic related to personal or communal loss, for example, at the death of a member of the Ruma local community.
June is the month dedicated to the Heart of Jesus. Perhaps it is a good time to look at our own heart, for, as sacred Scripture says, “what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart.” It seems all of our activity comes from our heart, the seat of intellect, will and desire.
On a Zoom call recently, someone presented an image that moved me to contemplation. She said that it feels like we are traveling in a river of uncertainty with stops at islands of certainty.
Have you ever thought about rocks teaching us a lesson? Even though rocks can’t rationally think or process emotions we can learn a lot from them. I am often amazed at how they can balance on each other with a sense of trust.