Northwest Ohio, Ohio (Paulding)
"Since we have these promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, and in the fear of God strive to fulfill our consecration perfectly." - 2 Cor 7:1
We are a close knit community consisting of 7 women and 1 man. Our community meets with additional members (cohorts) on Monday night as a prayer group. We meet monthly as a community. We are all from the same parish, and many share daily aspects together such as daily Mass, adoration, church ministries, visiting, meals, and personal time spent together.
Our community started July, 16, 1997 on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Yearly we renew our covenant on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary, November, 21st. We began as a prayer group that formed from the St. Louis de Montfort consecration. We were under the guidance of our "sister community", House of Loreto in Defiance.
We serve our parish in may ways. We built the prayer garden and established Eucharistic adoration in our parish with the grace of God and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We also promote the Holy Rosary in the church, promote the pro-life cause and distribute One Bread, One Body.
Each of us in community have endured great trails since forming community. However, with our focus on God and the strength coming from community we have each grown in our faith. We are more aware of the Holy Spirit and the gifts that He gives us. We have been able to unite our suffering with Christ and have grown in awareness of the meaning of the communion of saints and that we are all one Body in Christ.