Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Jennifer Murphy

10/19/2011 (4 years ago)

Sisters of Bon Secours (www.BonSecoursVocations.org)

Sisters of Bon Secours will Begin 'Sisters Chat' Next Tuesday

The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international community of Catholic women religious (sisters) with ministries in healthcare, human and social services, education and spiritual retreats, will be hosting a chat room, beginning October 25, for women who are considering religious life.  Sisters Chat will feature Sr. Christine Webb over the next four weeks. Sr. Chris will be taking her final vows on November 12.

Some of the sisters from around the world

Some of the sisters from around the world

Highlights

By Jennifer Murphy

Sisters of Bon Secours (www.BonSecoursVocations.org)

10/19/2011 (4 years ago)

Published in Vocations

Keywords: nun, sister, vows, Bon Secours, chat room, women,


BALTIMORE, MD (Sisters of Bon Secours) - The Sisters of Bon Secours will be hosting a chat room on their vocations website beginning next week, Tuesday, October 25. The chat room, entitled 'Sisters Chat,' will be held weekly from 7-8 p.m. and will feature a new topic each week.

Sisters Chat has been created by the Vocations office and Sr. Pat Dowling, CBS, Vocation Director, said, "I wanted a chat room to offer women who are inquiring about a vocation an opportunity to discuss topics related to religious life and discerning one's call to religious life."

The chat room will enable women to casually talk with some of the sisters and other young women. They will have the opportunity to candidly ask questions that they may otherwise be uncomfortable asking someone else, furthering their knowledge of religious life.

The next four weeks will feature guest Sr. Christine Webb. Sr. Chris will be taking her final vows to become a nun on November 12 and she is currently preparing for this special step in religious life. Sr. Chris' chat room topics will include God's Whisper (How she heard God's calling and began her search), Family Thoughts and Preparation for Final Vows. This special feature of Sisters Chat will provide unique insight into her voyage as she enters the final phase of formation to become a nun.

"Being the first guest for the chat room is an honor and privilege," said Sr. Chris. "It will be a wonderful new way to introduce the sisters to the world." After her final vows ceremony she will continue her series in the chat room with: Living in Community Life. This Sisters Chat will also provide women a unique opportunity to congratulate Sr. Chris and ask questions about her special ceremony.

Sr. Chris took her first, temporary vows on November 1, 2008. Since then, she has enjoyed her ministry as Chaplain at two Bon Secours assisted living communities, Province Place of DePaul in Norfolk and Province Place of Maryview in Portsmouth, Va. The period of temporary profession is balanced with living community life, ministry, prayer, and study as needed; a time for sisters to penetrate more deeply the demands of the Gospel and their vocation in order to integrate these demands into their life in a concrete and responsible manner. Now, at the end of this phase, Sr. Chris has been spending the last few months in intensive spiritual preparation to prayerfully prepare for making her final vows.

Her final vows ceremony will be held within a special Liturgy at the Sisters of Bon Secours headquarters in Marriottsville, Md. Sr. Chris will have many family members attend, along with her new family of sisters for this special ceremony. When reflecting on the upcoming ceremony, Sr. Chris simply said, "Making final vows is my dream come true."

Sr. Pat Dowling, vocation director, will host Sisters Chat each Tuesday evening and feature guest sisters and others on topics related to religious life and exploring God's call as a sister.  For information, dates and upcoming sessions go to www.BonSecoursVocations.org.

-----

About the Sisters of Bon Secours: As an international congregation of Catholic sisters they have long had a heart for providing healthcare, social services and spiritual comfort to disadvantaged communities since their inception in 1824 when they nursed the sick in their homes. Today, their holistic approach to caring for all of creation equips the Sisters of Bon Secours to spread wellness and God's love throughout the four corners of the world. For more information on discerning your vocation or becoming a nun, please visit http://BonSecoursVocations.org, email: CBSVocations@bshsi.org or call 410-442-0267.

---

Vocation resources for young women considering religious life. Come and See Weekend information. Ministries include healthcare, social services and spiritual comfort.



Comments


More Vocations

Friars inspired to take pilgrimage after viewing Hollywood drama 'The Way' Watch

Image of Friars begin 478-mile pilgrimage on foot across United States (@friarsonfoot/Twitter).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Dominican Fathers Francis Orozco and Thomas Schaefgen were inspired to make a 478-mile pilgrimage from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn. entirely on foot and without a single dollar between them. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Fathers Francis Orozco, of the Catholic ... continue reading


'A sign of the love of God': Why nuns wear religious habits Watch

Image of

By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)

As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a "visible sign" that God exists and loves every person. Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) - Though the official Year for Consecrated ... continue reading


LISTEN NOW: Benedictine nuns release new album Watch

Image of Nuns record new album to promote faith (Churchpop).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Benedictine nuns in Missouri recently released their latest album <i>Adoration at Ephesus</i> - and it is amazing! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Mother Cecilia, the prioress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, told <a ... continue reading


A powerful MUST-READ call for prayers of priestly vocations Watch

Image of Bishop Mark O'Toole asks to pray for priestly vocations (Mazur).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Bishop Mark O'Toole, the Bishop of Plymouth, has called for a prayer of priestly vocations in a pastoral letter, which was read in all parishes across the diocese earlier this month. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The letter was simple and read: "To encourage an ... continue reading


'Chosen, don't forget this. Chosen!:' Pope Francis sends amazing message to priests Watch

Image of Pope Francis calls for prayer to bring more young men to priesthood vocations (@franciscus/Instagram).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

On the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis ordained eleven men into the priesthood at St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday - then had plenty to say on the subject. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis spoke to the newly ... continue reading


'He will be sorely missed:' Missing Florida priest's body found in Georgia Watch

Image of Florida priest Rev. Rene Robert's body was discovered in Georgia (actionnewsjax).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Church officials reported a Florida priest went missing last week. After following a trail of clues, investigators believe they found Rev. Rene Robert's body in Georgia. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - When church officials noticed Rev. Robert missed a funeral in ... continue reading


Who are the Red Nuns and what are they doing in Thailand? Watch

Image of Thailand's Red Nuns open up to share their spiritual ventures (Alex Proimos/Flickr).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new monastery has been opened by an American group of cloistered nuns in Thailand in pursuit of planting an aura of "contemplative monastic spirituality." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Sister Joan Claver O.Ss.R. has been a nun for 63 years and has moved to the ... continue reading


The 'reality of the Eucharist': Don't let it become a meaningless gesture Watch

Image of The Bishop of Shrewsbury believes the Eucharist is the key to priestly vocations (Al Riccio/Corbis).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

During the Chrism Mass homily at Our Lady and the Apostles Church, Stockport, Bishop Mark Davies related the Eucharist to the Catholic Priesthood. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A Chrism Mass usually takes place Holy Thursday morning, though it can also occur any ... continue reading


What Catholic Girl Scouts and Vocations have in common Watch

Image of

By CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis on Friday praised Catholic girl scout leaders' "absolutely crucial" role in educating women for their vocation and responsibilities in a world of ideologies that work against God and treat women as inferior. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - "Today it is very ... continue reading


St. Elizabeth of the Trinity followed her vocation -will you? Watch

Image of Who was Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity (ocarm)?

By Carl Bunderson (CNA/EWTN News)

Pope Francis acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century, paving the way for her canonization likely later this year. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - "The Lord has chosen to answer her ... continue reading


All Vocations News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Advent Prayer HD Video
  • St. Joan of Arc: Saint of the Day for Monday, May 30, 2016
  • Alabama Supreme court recognizes same-sex adoption
  • Daily Readings for Monday, May 30, 2016
  • 100k Americans work for China as China continues to purchase major US ...
  • How much did Goldman Sachs' CEO invest in hedge fund?: Hillary ...
  • Daily Reading for Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 HD Video

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Kings 8:41-43
41 'Even the foreigner, not belonging to your people Israel but coming ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 117:1, 2
1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh, all nations, extol him, all ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 7:1-10
1 When he had come to the end of all he wanted the people to hear, he ... Read More

Reading 2, Galatians 1:1-2, 6-10
1 From Paul, an apostle appointed not by human beings nor through any ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 29th, 2016 Image

St. Maximinus of Trier
May 29: Bishop of Trier, Germany, from 332, and a miracle ... Read More