It is amazing how just four passionate sisters (from a congregation of 108 sisters whose average age is 28) could generate as much interest as they did at John Carroll, providing their charism of spiritual motherhood and even inspiring some young women to consider the religious vocation. In honor of them, I am sharing this short poem I wrote following their visit.
As the morning glories of purest white
Are summoned by the radiant dawn,
So too do souls unfold
Before the light of young sisters
Responding to Christ’s call.
Married indeed to Jesus,
A reminder to us of God's eternal Love,
These brides are far from barren
But instead can be mother to all.
Through their sacrifice and joy
In hearts they light fires of faith,Revealing to the world like Mary,
God's Son of truth and grace.