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Summer 2016

Dear Friends,

Praised be Jesus and Mary!

Several days ago when we looked at our calendar for June, we realized there was almost no time to put together our usual issue of Anima Mariae. But rather than leave you in the dark until mid-July or later, we decided to put together a special smaller issue to share our excitement with you, along with some important news and announcements.

So why will this June be so busy for us this year? Well, as you know, a dear friend and benefactor gave the professed Sisters of our Congregation the gift of a pilgrimage to Fatima — and that wonderful adventure will begin early on the morning of June 7, when we will climb aboard our big yellow school bus so that faithful Brother Sebastian can drive us to the airport. Please pray that our travels will be safe, that God will grant us many special graces as we visit these holy sites.

We are so excited and so grateful for this wonderful opportunity! It truly seemed like “an impossible dream” for so many of our Sisters to make a pilgrimage together to the site of Our Lady’s appearances in Fatima — but nothing is impossible with God. The reason that this means so much to us is that our Congregation was originally founded to promote and live the message of Fatima.

What is the message of Fatima? Most of all, it was a plea for men to amend their lives: “Men must cease offending God Who is already too much offended.” Our Blessed Mother also asked for reparation for sin, prayer (especially the daily Rosary), and consecration to her Immaculate Heart. She lamented that “So many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and sacrifice for them.” And she warned that if her message were not heeded, God would be forced to punish the world.

So, as you see, this pilgrimage is not a “vacation,” but a means to help to renew our zeal in living the Fatima message. We want set our hearts on fire with love for Jesus and Mary so that we will be more generous than ever in living prayerful lives of self-sacrifice to make reparation and save many souls. And we hope that this in turn will also inspire others to generosity and zeal. Please be assured that we will be praying for you at each of the sacred sites we visit. We will be counting on your prayers as well!

In Jesus and Mary,
The Sisters of Mary Immaculate Queen

P.S. “Follow” us on our pilgrimage at our blog:


June 1


  Sr. Mary Angela’s feastday
Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sr. Corinne Marie’s feastday
Sisters’ pilgrimage to Fatima
Sr. Mary Antoinette’s feastday
Sisters’ Annual Retreat
Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Sisters’ Vows Ceremonies
Sr. Mary Petra’s feastday
Sr. Mary Paula’s feastday
July 4
  Dessert Social and Concert
Luncheon Concert
Catechism missions: Phoenix; Alabama, Arkansas
Sr. Mary Veronica’s feastday
Catechism mission: California
Vocations Weekend
Camp St. Philomena
August 6-14
  Ladies Retreat & Get-Away at Mount
Sr. Marie Vianney’s feastday
Feast of the Assumption BVM
Sr. Helen Marie’s feastday
Sr. Augustine Marie’s feastday
The Sisters praying during the 40 Hours Devotion

Our Apostolate of Prayer

Are you worried about a loved one? Is there a problem that is weighing heavily upon your heart? Please send us your intentions, and the Sisters will commend them in their prayers and Masses, especially during our upcoming Novenas:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
   (Feast: July 16)
Immaculate Heart of Mary
   (Feast: August 22)
Vocations Weekend 2016 Girls Boarding School

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