OUR MOST HOLY CONSECRATED WOMEN OF REGNUM CHRISTI
What can I say about these wonderful ladies..
Their "fiat" to God's Call, dedicating their lives to bringing souls to Him, has been and is still, changing the world!
And I am blessed to have had these beautiful ladies, not only in my life, but playing a powerful role in my life, now for more than 10 years
Charlene (top row right-center, with the navy sweater on) has been my spiritual director for longer than I can remember! She has, with upmost prayer and guidance by the Holy Spirit, seen me through a variety of different seasons in my life.
She has helped mold me into a better wife, mother, and child of God. I don't know what I would do without her.
I have been so blessed to have been able to work closely with a lot of the Consecrated ladies in different apostolates at my church and in my community. My children have also had the privilege of having these special souls in their lives as well, from when they were just little, my kids noticed and were always awed by their true cheerfulness and delight for life.
"They are always so happy", my children would continuously affirm
Even Jeremy has taken this super fun group of ladies tubing at the Granbury lakehouse! What entertaining stories have come from those boat trips.....ones that we continue to tell again and again! All and all, they have greatly touched each member of our family
We as a family love to be around them as we can clearly see Christ's beautiful image reflecting in each of their hearts, as they have spent so much time with us, they have truly watched our family grow up.
The ladies so graciously hosted our family along with our wonderful friends, the Boatners, for a beautiful and faith-filled evening.
Some of the ladies were meeting Isaac for the first time tonight. When we walked in, Charlene exclaimed with tears in her eyes..."Isaac is a miniature, Kerry!" Oh my goodness, how that so greatly touched me....I cannot even describe how my humbled heart literally fluttered at her kind words! What a privilege to have someone actually see ME in the face of my little Isaac!
We were so humbled to come together for prayer in their blessed home Chapel, where they are able to have a gorgeous Tabernacle Containing our Most Precious Jesus, present in the Most Holy Eucharist.
(Mary holding my little baby Isaac and showing him the Most Blessed Tabernacle)
We then sang songs of praise and together prayed the Most Holy Rosary as a family...beginning and ending in song.....these ladies sounded like a choir of sweet angels when they sang these adoring hymns
Their home is Adorned with beautiful Images of our Lord that make it such a place of true peace, as we are reminded of His Constant Presence all around us
After the Rosary, we were treated to a delicious meal and pleasant visiting paired with great stories that led to LOTS of laughter!
Dr.. Boatner (Chuck) introduced Isaac to his very first hot dog......he loved it!!
We could have sat at that table for hours just talking about EVERYTHING! The kitchen was alive with joyful fellowship
They have this huge beautifully wooded backyard, which embodied this extremely peaceful serenity
Our lovely hostesses had set up games for all of us to play, and the kids played until their tired feet finally gave out.
Our friend Chuck graced us with his powerful Bagpipes and everyone was dancing and running around. It was so much fun!
He is really talented at the bagpipes, I must say
This is everyone dancing to the joyful music (Tammy even knew how to Irish dance beautifully)
As the sky grew dark and the little ones were beginning to wear out, Jesus had yet another beautiful surprise for us....
I cannot wait to meet my Sweet Jesus someday and ask Him about fireflies! They are so incredibly fascinating to me
These illuminating little creatures light up the night sky, flying ALL around this beautiful property. The kids eyes grew big, just delighting in the magic of these amazing "electric" bugs. They would giggle as they caught them in their hands....trying to catch as many as they could
No, my sweet little ones....We cannot take them home with us....they were created (as all things are) to wander freely displaying their brilliance and exulting our Awesome Lord with their dazzling twinkles
We ended the evening with joyful and prayerful songs of praise.
We and our children all agree that these blessed Consecrated ladies are some of the most joyful people we know. They have very little in the way of material things that matter to those of the world, but with the absence of these material "things", there is room for the most important Gift, Who's Grace Showers the entire universe, and Who will never fall short of our heart's desire, as all EARTHLY things always tend to do.....These immaculate souls are filled with nothing more than Jesus...Who is Everything!
Jesus is all that we need to be truly and eternally happy
Some will seek Him for a lifetime, not even realizing that it is He that they are desiring. He created us to return to him. This desire for Christ was carefully laced by Him throughout our entire being.
Thank you ladies, for this wonderful and blessed evening
Thank you ALL for always leading me closer to Christ (especially Charlene, my spiritual director...you know everything about me, and still choose to so graciously love me) Thank you for praying for me when I am sick, for crying with me when I am hurting and for rejoicing with me as Our lord continues to see me through this life.
I truly see Him radiating from within each of you.
I am so grateful to have you all in my life
I love you
Thank you, Jesus for Your blessed Consecrated, who, through them You are feeding Your lambs (us) on this earth, who are just so thirsty for You