"...for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7

"O Lord,...you have been pleased to bless this house of your servant, so that it will always remain. It is you, O Lord, who blessed it, and it will be blessed forever." 1 Chr 17: 26-27

Sr. Marie De Mandat-Grancey Foundation
P.O.Box 275
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA

" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie

“The grace of our Lord be with us forever.” ~ Sr. Marie

Friday, May 9, 2008

Capuchin Franciscans!

Archbishop Bernardini with Father Charles and another Caphuchin priest in their Church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Msgr. Michael Connelly signing the Sr. Marie petition.

Arhcbishop Bernardini meeting one of the retired Caphuchin Fathers.

It has been a week of blessing! Archbishop Bernardini (who granted the Imprimatur for the Sr. Marie prayer card) was visiting Huntington and I had the honor of attending his Holy Mass on Tuesday with our Rosary Group. Then today I travelled with Erin and His Excellency to Yonkers to visit the Capuchins in their home there. Did you know that His Excllency is a Capuchin? It was such an honor to see his brothers welcome him today. Archbishop taught me a lesson in our car ride home. He said, "It is true what we read in the Gospel. If we leave our family to follow Jesus, then Jesus gives us family all over the world a hundred fold." His Capuchin family welcomed him with open arms today.

Erin and I were privaledged to share the story of Sr. Marie with our hosts who most graciously welcomed the information and were happy to sign Sr. Marie's petition.

Please keep all these holy men in your prayers, especially Archbishop Bernardini who, by the way, shared with us all the story of his parents, Sergio Bernadini and Domenica Bedonni, Third Order Franciscans, who have been named Servants of God by our Catholic Chruch. His parents had ten children. Five of his sisters became nuns with the Pauline sisters. One other sister became a Franciscan nun. His brother also became a Capuchin! I will post their pictures in the very next post. It is easy to see where His Excellency received his humility and holiness.