The other night Marie and I attended a Mass in honour of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. The invitation came from the John Paul II Centre for Mercy on behalf of the Queenship of Mary Community.
It was our second encounter with these young and vibrant Roman Catholic Sisters. I decided to find our more about their story. And what a story it is! Rather than paraphrase, I post a link to it here:
Wow, a charism of praying for Priests. How beautiful is that? While they are based in Metcalfe, ON at present, they dream of acquiring a property to establish a sanctuary and retreat house. How beautiful is that?
One of the gifts we received at the Mass was The Miraculous Medal also known as the medal of the Immaculate Conception. The prayer on it says “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.” We noticed many young people at this celebration, particularly young women. We heard to the most beautiful rendition of Ave Maria sung by one of the young nuns – it brought tears to our eyes.
While my base community is Oblate as an Associate in OMI Lacombe Canada Province, I always enjoy learning about other religious communities, their charisms and their foundation story.
We really enjoyed the Mass, saw some of our fellow Poland Divine Mercy pilgrims there and hopefully, will come in contact with this community again in the future. Our prayers are with you.