As sponsors, we publicly identify with, exert appropriate influence on, and provide various levels of support to these ministries. In so doing, we fulfill our responsibility of stewardship for our heritage, mission, and resources.
During her early years in the congregation, Sr. John Celeste Weitzel ministered in education but later studied to be a physical therapist. When she moved from Baltimore to the Aston area in November 2015, she came with a dream—to work with our sisters at Assisi House who were not getting PT for a specific problem.
Third Order Regular Values cogency
Continuous Conversion—consciously striving to live in right relationship each day, aware and attentive to the needs of others, freeing our hearts from self-centeredness;
Poverty—acknowledging our total dependence on God, sharing with those less fortunate;
Contemplation—mindful of God and God’s abundant goodness and mercy, alert to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit;
Minority—choosing to live as “lesser,” to live without power, to acknowledge humbly that God is God.
“We are called to pray at all times and in all places. In the spirit of Francis and Clare, we value contemplative and communal prayer, scripture, and the liturgical life of the Church, especially Eucharist and reconciliation.”(Constitutions #12)