Open House 2015
The Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great opened the doors of their monastery Saturday, February 28, 2015, for a “Come and See” experience, an opportunity to share with others the joy of their vocation.
Guests were guided through the halls of the Motherhouse and then settled in the Basilian Spirituality Center for a screening of “Women of Spirit”, the film highlighting the Sisters’ one hundred years of service in America. A question and answer session followed. Also available throughout the tour were photographic displays of Basilian ministries and celebrations and printed matter on the history and mission of the Order and Province.
Guests gathered in the Sisters’ dining room for refreshments and conversation and the day’s activities ended with the praying of vespers in the Motherhouse’s Holy Trinity Chapel.
The “Come and See” open house is one of the events scheduled by the Sisters during this “Year of Consecrated Life”. In his proclamation of the yearlong observance, Pope Francis said he is counting on religious men and women “to wake up the world…to instruct the People of God in the value of the consecrated life, so that its beauty and holiness may shine forth in the Church.” He also urges the laity “to live this Year for Consecrated Life as a grace which can make you more aware of the gifts you yourselves have received.”
Further opportunities for the Faithful and members of other religious communities and Faiths to experience the richness of the Basilian charism and to understand the life and mission of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great will be posted on www.stbasils.com