God’s Romance with Souls

“Religious life is the story of God’s romance with souls,” Sister Mary Frances said. “The fact is that I always pictured having my own family.  I was going to rear the perfect family. God had other plans.”

“When I heard His voice, it was like none other.  It spoke of greater love and great deeds.  My life changes …my love grows.”

A few days after she entered on January 3, 1934, in New York City, Sister Mary Frances was told that she was to go to Marycrest and have a personal visit with Mother Foundress. She was frightened because she thought she might be dismissed. Instead, “What a warm welcome I received from that holy, humble, happy woman,” Sister Mary Frances said.

“I remember how I rejoiced when I was in the convent one week, one month, one year.  And now it is over eighty years.  Only God could have given such wonderful presents as my twenty-fifth, my fiftieth, my sixtieth, my seventieth and my eightieth anniversaries as a Parish Visitor of Mary Immaculate.”

In 2016, SOAR! awarded an emergency grant to the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate for oil tanks.