Sr. Agustina Agapito Contreras of the Mercy of the Lord
On January 9, 2018, Agustina Agapito Contreras entered the Novitiate of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity at our Motherhouse in Philadelphia!!! She was received as a Novice by Sr. Joan Marie Keller, the General Custodian of the MSBT. Agustina received the name Sr. Agustina of the Mercy of the Lord. May Our Blessed Mother help Sr. Agustina persevere in the path she has undertaken and guide her as she faithfully lives out her vocation as an MSBT.
MSBT Candidate Received ~ February 2, 2017
On the Feast of the Presentation Agustina Agapito Contreras entered Candidacy with the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. As part of the official vocation discernment process, Candidacy is a period of intentional growth in knowledge of the faith, deepening of spiritual life, self-knowledge, and in discernment to the particular call as a Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity. Candidacy typically lasts from six to twelve months.
The Rite for entrance to Candidacy takes place within the Liturgy of the Hours and is a simple question and answer regarding the women’s desire to be admitted as a Candidate.
Sr. Deborah Wilson MSBT from the General Council was present as were several Sisters from the Mexico Local Council for the celebration at the MSBT House of Formation in Mexico City. Francis Ubede, a candidate with the Blessed Trinity Missionary Institute, led us in singing. After the liturgy the celebration continued with a wonderful meal.
We are delighted to welcome Agustina as an MSBT Candidate and look forward to accompanying her along the journey of vocational discernment.
Weekend Retreat ~ January 14-15, 2017
An awesome group of young women came together for a weekend retreat in our Cenacle in Tlalpan, Mexico. We welcomed the New Year with prayer, song, presentations, sharing, a bonfire, games and fun.
Making Holy Choices Retreat ~ November 12, 2016
A group of young adults gathered together at the Mother Boniface Spirituality Center in Philadelphia, PA to explore the theme of making good, holy choices in their lives. The retreat provided a balance of reflection, personal and communal prayer, input on the skills and tools useful for discernment, sharing among retreat participants, and even a campfire.