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The Observer, Friday, March 17, PAGE 19 Daughters of the Heart of Mary Here's More About Founded in France in 1790, this religious order has ][ spread all over Europe, the two Americas, Canada, Af-~]l]lS[l ~me][lt 0 1. rica and India. In this diocese, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary staff a catechetica] center in Batavia.(Contim~ed f~'om page 1~) Without a Habit, the Sisters of this order can mingle his Ieeling of persona] worth Js with the crowd, go into the market place, bringing enriched, his morale is lifted, Christ to souls and souls to Christ. and he again comes to feel that life is worth living. His attitudes Not a Secular Institute, but a Pontifical Religious ~toward himself, toward God or Congregalion, its members make the usual three vows his neighbor) have changed and of poverty, chastity and obedience. he is going to function in a dif- Many of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary live in ferent way from now on. He is their own homes, owing to imperative duties, family going to be able to carry his responsibilities, professional or apostolic activities. Oth- daily cross more courageously" er members who are free live in the Houses of the Or- than before. His personality has der where they devote themselves to apostolic works. grown to a greater maturity. Works of the order include: teaching, working in hos- pitals, dispensaries, orphanages, shelters, residences for Use Interviews young girls, parish service, census work, catechetical "Sometimes this involves instructiorr, retreat houses, libraries girls' clubs, sodal- many interviews and in other ities and home and foreign missions, eases one or a few interviews Entrance requirements are: Sincere desire to eonse- may support the person enough crate-one's self completely to God in religious, life, ma- to meet his problems realistical- ture judgment, upright mind, strong will, spirit of sac- ly. At other times, iome manip- rifiee and amiable and social disposition, ulation of .the environment is Send inquires to: Mother Helen A. Shell, Prey 103 indicated; sometimes material E. 20th St New York 3, N.Y. relief is necessary. Always the client should be allowed to make his own decisions. He is en- abled to do this by the counsel- ling, suggestions, advice, en- couragement, reassurance, per- suasion, and logical discussion which t~kes place in this dyna- Sislers of the Third Order of St. Francis mic, inter-personal relationship with his social worker. The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were "I suppose one mu~t be pre- established in Peoria July 16, 1877. The six pioneer re- pared or trained to be able to ligous, with 23 companions came from Hereford, Get- do this kind of work." many, to this country in 1875. Need Training They settled in Dubuque, Ia and two yearslater foun- "Oh, yes, Carol, like any ded a hospital in Peoria. The community grew rapidly, other professional work, one ~nd within the first 20 years six large hospitals were must be properly trained tor it, built. At present the congregation has 11 hospitals. Or- and not only, that -- she must have certain qualities in her er 300 professed Sisters staff its hospitals and nurses own personality." -' training schools. "Why are the Church and The Sisters devote their lives to attainment of their many of her religious communi- own santification by always seeking the greater glory ties engaged in social work?" Of God in the service of the sick. "Because it is an extension of the apostolic work of the Applicants are received between the ages of 18 and Church. The Church has always 30 with exceptions made for extraordinary reasons. If encouraged, assisted and direct* her means al!ow the candidate may bring clothing and ed varied activities in the ino a $200 dowry. It is desirable, but not necessary that she terest of mankind. God desires be a high school graduate, to see social relations express - the Divine Will. In social work In Rockford the Sisters staff St. Anthony hospital we attempt to bring people back and St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing. Ground has to right moral living. With the been recently broken for the construction of a new hos- grace of God concurring, many pital, fallen-away Catholics are reeon- Send inquiries to: The Rev. Mother General, St. Fran- ciled, many invalid marriages ' rectified, many children baptiz- cis Convent, 616 N. Glen Oak Ave Peoria 4, Ill. ed and sent to Catholic schools and other neglected duties re-. ~- sumed. ~'~ Help Families : The family is the primary ' unit of society, **and therefore social work focuses on the~ pre- School Sisters of St. Francis servation of the family bond; it a i m s at preventing family Founded in the United States in Campbellsport. Wis breakups. Its the better- in 1874, the order was brought to this country by Me- ment of interpersonal relation- ther M. Alexia who preferred to leave her homeland of ships, in harmony w i t h the Germany rather than ~ee the order dissolved at the standards of the community and time of the May Laws. with the natural .law. It thus This order which is represented in 26 dioceses and helps people to attain their final archdioceses in the United States staffs the following goal in life --union with God grade schools in this diocese: St. Joseph, St. Michael. St. in everlasting happiness." "Sister, I always thought you Nicholas, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Therese had a wonderful vocation, and of Jesus, Aurora; St. John the Baotist Johnsburg; St. now I know why you are always Mary, McHenry; St. Joseph, Richmond; Holy Cross, so happy and smiling. Whenever Stockton; and St. Mary, Sublette. Madonna high school, I come near you I feel a ecru Aurora, and Boy]an Central Catholic high school, Rock- tain closeness to God." ford are also staffed by these Sisters. In addition they "But, Carol,-this work is not teach grades one through four at St. James school, Rock- accomplished by ourselves, you ford, know. It is all due to God's Healthy girls under thirty years }f age of good char- grace in souls. Sisters and sou acter and normal intelligence who are desirous of be- cial workers, are only the in- struments used by God to at- coming Sisters are admitted, tract souls to tlimself. That is Eighth grade graduates, who desire to enter the re- why prayer, sacrifice, and our Kgious state, are admitted as aspirants. They attend!own personal sanctification are high school during the time of their aspirancy and corn-Iso important in our work. So plete the senior year during their postulaney. ]-Iighlplease include these intentions school graduates continue their studies at Alverno col- in your daily prayers. lege. "It is a priceless gift from Personal sanctification through piety and works of God -- to be Called to labor in charity is the aim of the Congregation. God's vineyard, so He can use Send inquiries to M o t h e~r M. Calestine, O.S.F St. you as His instrument.Only Francis Convent, 839 N, Main St Rockford, 111. a few are chosen; something worth praying over and think* ~ ing about." ' Sister Anna Marie Franciscan Sizter o~ the Poor"