Enjoy re-reading the weekly reflections from the Sisters of The Servants of the Plan of God.
God is risen! Today the joy of the Risen Lord fills our hearts in a very special way. God has risen from the dead and has saved us!
The Servants of the Plan of God pray for you and your family, so you may experience today the joy and power of Christ’s Resurrection.
May all of us be open today to this tremendous gift and share it with everyone, starting with our families and communities. Thereby God’s love can reign more and more around the world.
My name is Anna Carochi. I am originally from Canon City, Colorado and have lived in Colorado my whole life until I left the Rocky Mountains and moved to the desert this past August. I moved here because I am a candidate with the Servants of the Plan of God and wanted to live closer to the community. I first met the sisters a few years ago when I did a missionary program called Christ in the City, and we went on a mission trip to Chile. I am now living with the sisters and preparing to do the communitarian experience this summer during the month of June. After the communitarian experience, if I feel confirmed that becoming a Servant is my vocation, I will then enter formation in July. My time living in Arizona has been truly blessed and I want thank all of you at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for your prayers and support.
Please continue to pray that I follow the Lord’s will for me life, and please be assured of my prayers as well!
We are getting closer to Holy Week and to accompany Jesus in His Passion, Death and Resurrection. It is God who’s been leading us during this Lenten Season. His grace has been working in us and, if we are open, we can see the fruits of His grace and our cooperation in our conversion.
Dedicate some time during these last weeks to see what the Lord has been doing in you. Probably you can see that right now you are looking at your life and the lives of others more with the eyes of God. Probably you can see that the relationship with your family or coworkers has improved. Probably you can see that now God has been helping you to include more prayer time more in your life.
Some of these fruits can be visible right now, some of them maybe not, but He has been working in our souls in many mysterious ways.
Let’s remain open so God’s grace can help us to be closer to Him and more like Him.
Love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34
During this time of Lent God has been talking to our hearts through His Word and showing us how to love others, especially those who are around us: families, friends and communities. We learn to be merciful and to show God’s gestures of love in every moment.READ MORE
Tomorrow we will be celebrating the Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a special occasion to listen to the voice of God that calls each one of us to a specific vocation. And probably for some of you, it will be an occasion to renew your answer to the Lord in the path that He has already called you to live in.
Before we join the community, we have a time of discernment; which can take up to at least one year. It is a special time to listen to the voice of God that speaks always to our hearts and helps us with His grace to discover what we are made for, who we are. After that time, we go for a month to a communitarian experience in Lima, Peru to confirm our true call.
This year we have one girl from the U.S that is discerning her vocation with us. Her name is Anna. She is from Denver, Colorado and she is living now in our house in Arizona. This coming June she will go to a communitarian experience in Peru where she will join other girls from different countries. We ask you to pray for her in this time of discernment, so she may be opened to the voice of God and to His Plan for her.
This is the first Sunday of Lent. And Jesus invites us to put our lives more in Him, living
more with our eyes fixed on God who gave Himself for each of us. He shows us how much He loves us and we are called to love others. We have a special devotion to the Holy Shroud of Turin. When we join the community and we make our first promise, we receive a
medal of the Holy Shroud. For that day, we prepare our hearts and study of the Holy Shroud through the medical, scientific
and historical investigation. Later we present that work to the Sisters in the Formation Center.READ MORE
During the last couple of weeks, you probably have heard that we are organizing a Mission Trip to Lima - Peru. We are going to serve in a school called: La Alegría en el Señor (The Joy in the Lord).READ MORE