Friday, October 10, 2008

Suzie Dailer Becomes an Affiliate!

How blessed we are to welcome Suzie Dailer to the Affiliate stage at Our Lady of Grace Monastery. Suzie comes to us from Wheeling, West Virginia. Suzie has the desire to love and serve God as a Benedictine Sister. We are so happy God has led her to our community. Please help us in giving God thanks for the gift of Suzie's vocation.

Suzie is a registered nurse and will soon be working in our nursing home, St. Paul Hermitage. 

The affiliation stage can last from six months to two years. It begins by a woman expressing her desire to the Prioress and Vocation Director to get to know the community better by attending prayer, meals and visiting the community on a frequent basis. It is also a period of time where the candidate meets with the Vocation Director and keeps in contact with her as they discern her call together. Once the candidate believes she is ready to take the next step she must meet with the Prioress and then formally write a letter seeking permission to enter the community as a postulant. Upon the acceptance of the request by the Prioress, the candidate is ready to take the next step.

Please help me in giving thanks to God for this joyous occasion at Our Lady of Grace Monastery. Please continue to pray daily that God will continue to send us happy, holy and healthy women to our community so that we may continue this long Benedictine tradition of seeking God through prayer, work and hospitality.

Welcome Suzie!


Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,
Suzie will be a blessing to the community! Good Work!

Gina said...

Congratulations to Suzie, the Order of St. Benedict, and the entire community. Know that you are in our prayers at Holy Name Catholic School. Truly, Gina Fleming, Principal

Heather said...

Congrats to you Sr. Nicolette and to Suzie!!! Thanks for journeying with us as we continue to climb up the mountian.

Cabbage #2

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Suzie and to the great community our Lady of Grace!
Wishing you all good things!
May God continue to smile generously on you!
Sister Kimberly Rose Prohaska, OSB

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister Nicolette,

I love the adoration feelings from the 7th graders that you teach. They were very well thought out . You must be a great religion teacher!