After many months of anticipation, the day finally arrived for Maria Krasowski to enter the Little Sisters of the Poor as a Postulant. Maria met the Little Sisters while in Palatine on a Pro-life March. Although she and her family live in Montana, Maria has been a frequent volunteer in our home in Denver ever since.
Saturday, October 6th was a beautiful day, with the sun brightly shining. Maria put on for the first time dressed as a postulant, her family, Little Sisters, residents and A.J.J. members were present for the Eucharist Celebration, Maria’s sister, read the reading, while Maria and her parents brought the offertory gifts to the altar. Although there were tears they were mixed with much joy.
Maria and her family, Little Sisters and some friends ate together in the auditorium, which was decorated beautifully in an autumn atmosphere. In the center of the stage, the mother of all Little Sisters took her place: the statue of St. Jeanne Jugan was there under a soft light, reminding us to live her charism of humility, hospitality and fraternal charity. She is now in Washington, joining four other postulants
Our wish for Maria is that she grows each day in the love of the Lord and of others and that she adheres to the words of St. Jeanne Jugan: “Profit well of your novitiate. Nothing is small in the religious life. Do all through love”
Chaplain Rev. Tim Kremen, OSM, gives Maria a blessing at the end of Mass.