Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Great O Antiphon: O Emmanuel

Sunday December 23 Beginning of Christmas Season

Andrew Usmiani and Dan Perrota, Knights of Columbus from St. Gregory Parish in Robbinsville came for a Christmas visit with Andrew's dog, Romeo. He belonged to a man from Turkey so Romeo has a passport to travel.
Also the same day, Marge and her daughter and nephew and his son came for their annual visit.

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Friday, FAther Martin O'Reilley, pastor of St. Mary's Chruch in Bordentown, came to celebrate the Eucharist with us and stayed for dinner. The donkey is from Larry Denny, a Knight of Columbus. We named the donkey KC after the Knights of Columbus.

Some pictures of Christmas around the Monastery 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12

Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe, is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a Marian apparition and a venerated image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Wikipedia
Date12 December 1531
Holy See approval12 October 1895, during the Canonical coronation granted by Pope Leo XIII
PatronageMexico (2018); The Americas (12 October 1945)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 25 Feast of Christ the King

Today is the Feast of Christ the King. Jesus Christ, anointed with the oil of gladness, is Priest, (notice the garment on the cross) King (the Crown) and sacrifice on the altar of the Cross- He is the universal King of the Kingdom:
A Kingdom of truth and life. A kingdom of holiness and grace a
kingdom of jutice and peace.
We do not look for the government to fulfill this role. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving at the Monastery November 22, 2018

The Thanks Giving Mass at the Monastery was for all our family, friends, Benefactors, living and deceased and for our community and more vocations to our Poor Clare Way of Life. Our Sisters are preparing the Thanksgiving dinner as the roving reporter roves. blessings to you all. Our dear friend, Bernie McClain, roasted our Turkey in a peanut oil fryer .

Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2 All Souls Day

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Today is All Souls Day in the Catholic Church: We pray for our deceased brothers and sisters who have died.

I pray especially for my Mom and Dad Harriet and John , my brother Bob, My special aunts, Aunt Sylvia, Hilda, Florence, and my special Uncles, Ben, Jake and Ben Powers. and of course all of them
This morning we sang this hymn:

1 Do not fear death's dominion
look beyond earth and grave,
see the brightness of Jesus shining out
to light our way.
loving Father and Spirit,
loving Jesus the Son,
All God's people together,
we shall live on as one.

Verse 2
At the door there to greet us,
martyrs, angels, and saints,
and our family and loved ones,
everyone freed from their chains.
we shall feel their acceptance,
and the joy of new life.
We shall join in the gathering
reunited in God's love.

We shall rise again on the last day
with the faithful rich and poor.
Coming to the house of Lord Jesus,
we will find an open door there,
we will find an open door.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Formation Poor Clares workshop

Our Sisters in formation took part in a workshop given by Sister Marcy Springer CSJ at Langhorne, PA Monastery.  The Workshop was on the Enneagram and Myers Briggs.  Our Sister Kathi, novice and our Sister Barbara, Formation Director attended.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Monday October 8th. Birthday Blessings

Our Sister Kathi Nick celebrated her birthday on October 8th, 2018.
Kathi is holding a bouquet of flowers from her family

Monday, September 10, 2018


Ground Zero Remembrance 2018
May God be with all the victims, the survivors, the firefighters, the first responders, and the families. We hold all in our life of prayer
at the Monastery of Saint Clare of Chesterfield, NJ​

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 8th 2018 The Secular Franciscans hold their Meeting at the Monastery

The Secular Franciscan Fraternity from Langhorne held a day of recollection in preparation for profession on September 8, 2018, at our monastery here in Chesterfield, NJ.
Back row left to right: Stephanie B. Wiecer, Mattie Ward, Rose Viragh.
Front row :Marian Boyle, Dottie Pushley, and Maureen Fantasizzo. These wonderful ladies love the Franciscan Spirituality and witness to us a wonderful way of life.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Sister Kathi Nick OSC receives the Habit

Celebrating Father Raymond Lennon SVD August 5, 2018

Father Raymond Lennon SVD held a Mass and Picnic as he moves on to their Motherhouse in Teckny, IL. The Poor Clares attended since we have known Fr. Ray for over 44 years.
Fr Ray has always been kind to us in so many ways and has never forgotten us. We will never forget Father Ray and he will always have our prayers and our love.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 1, 2018 The Pearl of great Price

Today's Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:44-46 - SEVENTEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR: Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Gospel reading tells us that our meeting the Lord Jesus is like finding a treasure or discovering a pearl. The emphasis is on the discovery.

In the last analysis, every person must find the Lord on her or his own. There is no special grove or shrine to which we have to journey. The longest journey is inward because God is within us as powerfully as He is in the rest of the universe.

One vehicle for this inner entry is meditation. If we take the time to meditate, we will be undertaking the most ancient and demanding kind of pilgrimage where we are certain to find the Lord. Within ourselves, we discover His strength to live out the Gospel message.
The longest, loneliest and most rewarding journey is the pilgrimage inward.
Jakarta, 1 August 2018
A Christian Pilgrim

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Pope Francis to altar servers: Path to holiness is not for lazy

July 31, 2018 You are the Light of the World

The sun must shine regardless of the world, and a child of God must love regardless of circumstances and bless regardless of the world.  You must never let your circumstance define who you are or the darkness around you determine your shining.  Love the good, the bad, and the unworthy.  Love those who hate you., not because of who they are, but because of who you are.  Shine regardless and shine no matter what., For you are the light of the world.  And the necessity of the to shine.
Jonathan Cahn from the Book of Mysteries

Sunday, July 29, 2018

July visitors Saturday and Sunday,

Saturday, July 28,

Father Flor, a Divine Word Missionary, brought two seminarians who are studying at Epworth, Iowa, Dario of Argentina and Pedro of Angola
Pictured left to right: Sister Frances, Father Flor, Dario, Clarita, Pedro and Sister Barbara.

Sunday, July 29, 2018 

Father John Gallagher CSSR, Redemptorist Hermit in Campo Grande, Brazil celebrated Mass with us and visited us at breakfast John does counseling with poor addicts seeking treatment. We have known John since he was in high school.
It is always such a pleasure to see and him what he is doing with is work in Brazil. Prayers for you John.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 Vistors from Divine Word Community

Today Thursday, July 26, Father Flor from The Divine Word Community came with two seminarians, Peter and John from Angola, are studying at Epworth, Iowa. In Angola, they speak Portuguese. Clarita, from the Philippines, also came with them.
The picture below: Left to right Fr. Flor, John, Clarita, and Peter. Map of Angola below part of Africa.
The Divine Word Missionaries are all around the world. Thank you, Peter and John, for coming to celebrate Mass with us.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

College football team , The Alabama Crimson Tide, went to the White house and more

On Tuesday, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide football players made the most out of their White House visit, and much of it went unreported by the media.
With past visits from sports teams, the media did their best to highlight and prop up anyone who would boycott the visit, but they were unable to write about that this time because NONE of the players boycotted!
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