The Sisters Servants of Mary opened their beautiful convent to the Serra Clubs of Johnson County and Kansas City in Kansas for the first Vocation Mass of the new year 2018 with Msgr. Mullen as celebrante . The photographs chosen for the slide show, show the joyful Christmas decorations in the foyer of the Convent, and a few showing the warm welcome these Sisters gave to our Clubs.
A bit of history of the Foundation of this order. Mr. Sedgwick (see photo #5 in the slideshow), an American convert to Catholicism, helped to bring about their foundation in Kansas City, Kansas. Having known the Sisters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he persevered in his intention and placed himself and his financial resources at the Sisters’ disposition. The foundation took place on October 29, 1917. There were eight founding Sisters including the Superior, Mother Amelia López.
At this Vocation Mass Serrans give a monetary gift to the Sisters. What is this gift used for? Every Christmas season the Prayer Group of women associated with the Convent travel under the supervision of the Sisters, Servants of Mary to the home of each of their patients. Their transportation by bus to each home is payed for by this Serran gift (see photo #19 in the slideshow).