On 22nd July 2019, Sister Helen FMSL was received into Novitiate during Evening Prayer in St. Joseph’s, Littlehampton. Her reception brought to a close a beautiful annual retreat in St. Joseph’s led by Fr. Kieran Fitzsimons OFM. Father Kieran read the blessing of St. Francis for Helen and Sr. Clare Bernadette read a blessing of St. Clare:
‘I Clare, a servant of Christ, a little plant of our most holy father Francis, …bless you during my life and after my death, as I am able out of all the blessings with which the Father of mercies has and does bless His sons and daughters, in heaven and on earth, and a spiritual father and mother have blessed and bless their spiritual sons and daughters. Always be a lover of your soul and those of all our Sisters …and may you always be eager to observe what you have promised the Lord.
May the Lord always be with you and may you always be with Him.’
Sister Helen will be based in the Novitiate house in Hollington under the guidance of Sister Rose. Please remember them in your prayers.