Vol.5 No.41 DoM E Message
Spiritual Gift of the Week
We pray for Mary’s intercession as we ask for the grace of to respond to God,knowing that “we are called by God, are filled by God and
we can trust God to be with us in every situation.” (Sr. Marie Genevieve, O.P.)
Spiritual Instruction of the Week
“You are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.
My soul clings to you, your right hand holds me fast” (Ps. 63:89).
Dear Beautiful Daughters of Mary,
There are often moments when we are filled with confidence and hope, simply because we attend the Daughters of Mary. Tuesday was one of those moments, one-hundred fold! We are grateful to Sister Marie Genevieve, O.P. for her stellar presentation on this coming Sunday’s Gospel from Luke. We are grateful to God for her joyful and comforting, and scholarly presence.
Sister Marie Genevieve was born and raised in Mobile. She attended St. Ignatius. She is the daughter of Jim Robertson and the former Anne O’Neill Robertson. Daughter of Mary, Alison Meecham, is Sister Marie Genevieve’s aunt and our own Tiny McPhillips is her great aunt. She attended Auburn University, graduating summa cum laude, with a degree in French, which we had the pleasure of hearing her speak. She entered the Congregation of St. Cecelia, (the Nashville Dominicans), after hearing God’s call to the religious life. Her vocation story was featured in ‘Veritas Magazine,’ the Congregations publication—a copy of this article will be attached to our email.
According to her dad, who joined us on Tuesday, Sister Marie Genevieve is fully committed and happy in her vocation. About her current position as an AP French and religion teacher at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, Maryland, he stated:
“Mount de Sales is a very rigorous Catholic girls’ college preparatory school and not for the faint of heart; if you’re not prepared to work very hard as a student, it’s not the place for you. On the other hand, the students seem to love it, as do the teachers and administration; the Dominicans really enjoy teaching and witnessing their faith. Sr. Marie Genevieve has to be on her “A” game at all times, especially in the crunch period at the end of the year! She loves teaching at MdS and she loves her vocation.”
Many of us remember Sister Marie Genevieve as a child. It was no surprise to most by that she serves God in the religious life. We were all ‘surprised by joy’ however—-surprised and moved by the deep sense of consolation we felt hearing her words on Baptism. She exudes the ‘spirit of joy’ that marks the way of life of the Nashville Dominicans. The spirit of joy!—Most surely, a Marian grace—a grace given to Sister Marie Genevieve, O.P..—the grace that we, as Daughters of Mary seek to receive.
Thank you Sister for your beautiful and thorough presentation. Thank you for sharing your deep spirituality—and your faithful. heart. Please remember Daughters of Mary in your prayers. We will pray for you.
As we continue to contemplate the mercy of God during this Year of Mercy, let us consider the words of Pope Francis: “Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy…”
Veni, Spirito Santo, la misericordia di Dio ci salva—
Come Holy Spirit, it is by God’s mercy that we are saved,