September 24, 2015

Join the Imagine Sister's 'One Rose Invitation' Inviting Women to Discern Consecrated Life

I want to call your attention, once again, to a most noble ministry. As mentioned previously, The Imagine Sisters are a congregation promoting the religious life. They conduct an annual outreach called the One Rose Invitation. (See video at end of post.) From their website:
The One Rose Invitation is an annual initiative to invite young women to consider the call to consecrated life as a religious sister. It was inspired by St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the patron saint of Imagine Sisters, who said, "After my death I will let fall a shower of roses."

Do you know a young woman you think would make a great sister? Let her know by giving her a single red rose on October 1st. The rose is a symbol of the invitation to consider religious life, and an affirmation of the beauty of that young woman’s soul.

Tell her that you respect her as a Catholic woman and that you think she would make a great sister if God called her. Encourage her, just don’t pressure her –because no matter what, that also means she would make a great wife and mother, as that’s what a sister is: a bride of Jesus Christ and spiritual mother to the world.
St. Thérèse promised to send a shower of roses after her death, and she has done so with countless miracles. Through the One Rose Invitation, we are confident that God will send a new shower of vocations to women’s religious life.
Here are things you can do to prepare for October 1st, and a few suggestions for afterwards:
  1. Pray and reflect on the women of God in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your prayer.
  2. Ask yourself, “Who do I know that would make a great sister? Who radiates the joy of Christ?” You may know more than one woman and that’s okay, invite as many as you feel called to invite.
  3. Give a single rose to that person on October 1st, affirming the gifts you see in her. Be bold, joyful, and supportive! Let her know about the Imagine Sisters Movement. And thank her for being awesome!
  4. Visit the Imagine Sisters Store for our sale of special One Rose graphic t-shirts and invitations! We can even mail them to your friend to arrive by October 1st!
  5. Pray in thanksgiving, and ask God to water the seeds if it is His will for her to discern the religious life.
Watch this short video to learn more:

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