One has to admit that it is not only the young who need to grow in their knowledge of the faith – all of us do! Adult education and catechesis is an enjoyable part of the apostolate of the IHM Sisters. This apostolate is met through various speaking engagements and classes that the Sisters offer throughout the year.
As we are able, the Sisters accept invitations to teach for an evening in a parish’s RCIA or adult education class. Recently, Sr. Mary Ann gave a series of talks on True Devotion to Mary according to St. Louis Marie de Montfort. Participants in the sessions met once a month, reading sections of the book True Devotion to Mary between meetings.
Our annual novena in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a wonderful opportunity for all involved – laity, priests and Sisters as well – to delve into the beautiful doctrines of Our Lady and apply these lessons to our daily lives. True devotion to Mary doesn’t stop at admiration; we are called to imitate her holiness and virtue. Focusing on our Blessed Mother is an invaluable aspect of formation for Christians of all ages.