A Lenten Journal
“Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God” – Matthew 5:8
The Beatitude, “Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God,” enables us to focus on the purpose of Lent as it is a time set aside for all Christians to embrace conversion and actively strive to purify one’s heart. The heart, in the biblical sense, means the center of one’s being where the passions, intellect, and will converge. Therefore, in order for one to “see God,” their heart needs to be cleansed of sin and weakness. The conditioning of the heart for Christians results in interior penance [cf. CCC 1430-1433].
Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue™ presents a Lenten Journal to help you navigate the Lenten season, allowing and encouraging you to set aside time to embrace conversion and actively strive to purify one’s heart.
Use this journal to help you prepare a ‘fitness’ plan for the heart in order to grow closer to our Loving God. Pray for the gift of self-knowledge in order to recognize an area of your heart which needs “conditioning.” Learn More
“Are you a Dominican? I had Dominicans all the way through school!”
It’s a common exclamation from fellow shoppers at the grocery store. Sisters had a wide and important impact on Catholic school students of previous generations. Religious life is much more than a mandate to teach, which is probably why our grocery store companions meet us with shining eyes full of gratitude. They know how important the sisters were to them, and we are just as eager to bring our consecration, our zeal, and our love of Jesus Christ to the Catholic school students of the 21st century.
On February 9th, we celebrate the 17th year of the foundation of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. We also celebrate being able to bring religious sisters back into the schools, at a rate of about six per year for the last ten years. Please join us in thanking God for the great gift of religious life, and pray for us as we continue to seek His will in all things!
Our Foundresses - Thank You, Mother and Sisters!
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is a Roman Catholic community of women religious based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our community was founded in the Dominican tradition to spread the witness of religious life in accord with Pope John Paul II's vision for a new evangelization.
Through profession of the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, along with a contemplative emphasis on Eucharistic adoration and Marian devotion, our community exists for the salvation of souls and the building of the Church throughout the world. As Dominicans, our primary apostolate is the education and formation of young people. We remain open to engaging the modern culture with new forms of evangelization in order to preach the Gospel and teach the Truth.
4597 Warren Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are members of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR).
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