Following the words of Jesus and the example of Saint Anthony the Great,
we, the Antonine Sisters, leave everything behind to follow God, our sole treasure.
The life that we received from God we give back to Him through service and devotion.
Like Mary, the first consecrated woman, we live joyfully to proclaim the greatness of the Lord
who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


Christmas Retreat

On Saturday December 18, we were happy to welcome for the first time Father Nadim Helou, pastor of Saint George Maronite Church in Uniontown, PA, as our retreat director. The theme for the day was "The Spirituality of Waiting". Based on the scripture passage from the Gospel of Mathew 1: 1-25, Father Nadim described how, in the Old Testament, people and prophets of all generations were in a state of waiting. Then he compared their waiting spirit with that of Mary. Waiting is not wishing, Father Nadim explained. A fulfilled wish is not satiating and almost always leads to a series of other wishes. Likewise, wishing could end in bitter disappointment if the object of desire is not obtained. Waiting, in contrast, is a state of infinite hope characterized by being open to possibilities and is not attached to an object or a specific end. Mary was distinguished by this genre of waiting. Her virginity was a distinct mark of her uniqueness, a symbol of her complete offering of self to God and her total surrender to his plan. Mary and Joseph both gave God an opportunity to accomplish his will in them and fulfill his promise of salvation. They both believed in God's Master plan in which they played only a supporting role, allowing the plan of God to be fulfilled. As consecrated people and in imitation of Mary and Joseph, Father Nadim concluded, we are called to place ourselves in a similar state of awaiting the coming of our Savior. Our waiting must not be static or passive. On the contrary, it must be a state in which we are completely aware of God's presence, are placing our trust in his wisdom and are fully prepared for his second coming.


Merry Christmas From Us

"TODAY the true sun is risen on the world, today a light has come forth in the midst of the darkened earth: God has become man, so that man may become God in his turn; the Master takes upon himself the form of a slave, so that the slave may be converted to his Master. He who founded and dwells in the heavens has made his abode on earth, so that man, the earth-bound, may find a new home in heaven.
0 day more brilliant than any sun! season for which all ages have longed! That which the angels were awaiting, that which the cherubim and seraphim and the ministering choirs of heaven knew not, has been revealed in our time. That which they viewed as a reflection in a mirror, we see face to face. He who spoke to the people of Israel through Isaias, Jeremias, and the other prophets, now speaks to us through his Son.
By thy favor, Lord, let the holy angel bring tidings of great joy to Christian people all over the world. Today in David's city Christ the Lord is born, the salvation of all, the eternal Savior; and in that city, which is the Church, he will reign for ever, guarding and guiding her until the end of time. Grant that his reign over her may be whole and entire, extending throughout the world, and causing her to partake of that eternity which belongs to the citizens of heaven."
                     (In praise of Christmas, Saint Ephrem the Syrian)

May all the love & joy of Christmas be yours this season. You are remembered in our prayers.
The Antonine Sisters


A Time of Blessings

Thanksgiving season was full of blessings!
On Sunday November 14, we organized a Candle Lighting Prayer Service at the day care center in honor and in memory of individuals and families who are affected by Alzheimer's Disease. A small group of lay people joined us, the sisters, in praying for this special intention.
On Tuesday November 23, Reverend Chorbishop Michael Kail, pastor of Saint Maron Church in Youngstown, celebrated this year's Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy for the Adult Day Care Participants and Benefactors. All of their special intentions were entrusted to the care of our Lord and His Mother.
On Wednesday November 24, we hosted the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for participants, staff  and caregivers also at the day care center. The party started with signing and dancing at the music provided by  D.J. Mary Ann Shank. All ninety guests received free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of five beautiful holiday gifts. Dinner was served at 12:30 p.m. and all the attendees enjoyed the home-cooked meal prepared lovingly for the occasion. Special thanks to Sister Marie Madeleine, Sister Claudette and Renee Khoury, our cook, for the great variety of delicious food and desserts they made.  
 Finally, on thanksgiving day and throughout the weekend, we took the time to celebrate together by giving thanks to God through prayers, readings and reflections.


Giving Thanks

In this special season of Thanksgiving, we take the opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all our dear benefactors. Thank you for believing in what we do and for being part of our mission. Your love and support are invaluable for the success of our ministry and for that we are very grateful.
Each year, as we approach the Christmas Season, many of our benefactors ask us how they can help. Please take a look at our 2010-2011 wish list below. If you wish, you may choose to donate any of the listed items, or you can mail in your tax-deductible donation to be used as needed. A downloadable donation form can be found at our website, under the Support Us section.
A special Thanksgiving Liturgy will be celebrated for the intentions of our benefactors on the 23rd of this month. May our Lord and His Blessed Mother continue to bless you and your loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving from us all,

The Antonine Sisters

The 2010-2011 Wish List

  • General Items:
-Electric Snow Blower                  -Light Weight Sweepers
-Hand towels                               -Garbage bags (all sizes)
-Lysol Spray Bottles                     -Dish Detergent
-Hand Soap                                 -Air Wick refills
-Dry-erase markers

  • Office Items:
-Office paper                             -Paper clips

  • Day Care Items:
-Paper towels                            -Toilet paper
-Paper napkins                          -Kleenex

  • Health Items:
-Gloves                                   -Hand Sanitizers
-Band-aid                               -Tylenol
-Cough drops                          -Neosporin
-Benadryl cream


Remember. Honor. Care

You are invited to join the Antonine Sisters for a Candle Lighting Ceremony at their Adult Day Care Center on 2675 Lipkey Rd. on Sunday November 14, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. This service is part of a National Event, an initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, commemorating and honoring individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's Disease. 
The sisters are happy to host this event locally for the first time. Come, pray and light a candle in memory or in honor of your loved ones and enjoy fellowship and  refreshments afterwards. 


Walking to end Alzheimer's disease!

The Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care formed a team to join the 2010 Memory Walk in Youngstown-Canfield, OH. The walk was part of a campaign that raises awareness of the disease and raises funds to support Alzheimers' research in search for a cure. Over 300 people gathered at the Community Center at the Boardman Park on Saturday morning and walked one mile in honor and in memory of individuals and families who are affected by the disease. The Antonine Sisters and the team's captain (Sister Celine Nohra) would like to thank all the individuals who supported the Day Care's team. Together we were able to raise $285.00 for this great cause!


I want people to understand: God is Worth it!

The Catholic Exponent featured our Sister Celine Nohra  in their recent issue on Church Vocations. The article was composed by Elaine Polomsky Soos, Managing Editor for the Catholic Exponent, the Catholic Newsletter for the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. The article below is reprinted with permission from the Catholic Exponent.:
Sister Celine Nohra does not remember asking, at the age of 9, if her mother would be sad if she became a nun one day - but her mother does. Sister Celine's first recollection of any move on her part in the direction of religious life was her attendance at the age 14 or 15, at a gathering for young women at the convent of the sisters who ran the high school she attended in her home city of Beirut, Lebanon. The overnight experience was for girls who might have a religious vocation, but Celine's decision to attend with several of her friends was based purely on exploration, not on any particular "calling", the nun was quick to point out. "I thought I might as well try out the experience" said Sister Celine, now a professed member of the Antonine Sisters (Maronite Rite), who live and work on grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon and the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care Center, in North Jackson.
"As a teen I had been drawn to prayer," she explained her reasoning. "I especially liked to go into our [parish] church when it was empty and pray. I also felt very close to Jesus. He was really like my best friend... "
Though young Celine had no concrete plans for her future at that age, she and her sister, Brigitte, two years younger, did always assume they would marry brothers, live next door to each other, watch their children play and grow up together, and continue throughout their lives the close relationship the two had always shared. But Celine's five days at  the convent touched her deeply enough to alter that picture. The teen who had always found in prayer "a sense of comfort and peace I could not find anywhere else" now became aware of a desire in her to "give Jesus my life" ...
Celine and several other girls with similar aspirations were invited by the nuns to reside at the convent while continuing in their high school classes. ... Celine's interest in living with the sisters resulted in her mother's eventually telling her that she herself had wanted to become a nun when she was young but her mother had been opposed to her doing so. For years, Celine's mother had been praying that one of her own daughters would one day choose a vocation to religious life. "But my mom never mentionned this before," not wanting to pressure any of her children into a life that might not be right for them, Sister Celine said. Though her mother had hoped that, if Celine's call were authentic, she would not enter the convent until after college, her father believed that Celine had already found her life's direction. They both agreed to let their daughter explore this possibility.
Because she was following a path that felt right to her, her new life was exciting and the sacrifices didn't seem very great, Sister Celine related. "But we forget that [any of ] our parents make a big sacrifice, letting go of us." Celine officially entered the Antonine community after her high school graduation in 1996 and took her temporary vows two years later. Then in 2000, her superior told her ... she would be traveling overseas to live and work in the Antonine Community in North Jackson ( the only community of Antonine Sisters in the United States)... in 2003, on a retreat and visit back to Lebanon, Sister Celine took her permanent vows, then returned to the Ohio community that had become her home three years earlier.
Today, sister Celine, 31, a registered nurse with a master's in nursing care management from Ursuline College in Cleveland, is assistant director and health care coordinator at the sisters' adult day care center on Lipkey Road, her first and only ministry since she arrived in the United States. She is also the director of religious education at Youngstown St. Maron Church, a parish of the Maronite Rite, on Meridian Road...
Sister Celine said she is diappointed that not many young people today seem attracted to religious life, and she blames this on the secular culture and its pursuit of power and affluence. She said she hopes that more parents realize the crucial role they play not only in fostering religious vocations but also in simply educating their children with religious faith... "It becomes harder and harder to discern a religious vocation today," she stressed. "You have to know God first to have a relationship with him. Since "online" is where young people are today, she said, she advises parents to "surf the internet for Catholic websites including information about vocations, " so that parents themselves can learn more about their faith and pass along information to their children. And, parents also need to be more positive about the Church, so their children will follow their lead, she said. "The thinking today is that parents don't want to impose their religion on their children, but people must realize that what they're doing is giving their children a valuable gift - sharing their faith with them. This is not an imposition." "In nursing," she continued, "You have to be informed about health issues in order to make an educated decision. It's the same with faith".
She said her biggest challenge in religious life is related to the above issue. Misconceptions about Catholicism in general spawn misconceptions about religious vocations, she said. In the 10 years she has been in religious life, she has been asked many times why she'd want to live as a nun, as though, in doing so, she is giving up her chance at happiness. "People don't understand who you are, " she said. They want to know how someone can be beautiful, educated, intelligent, live in the modern world and want to give everything up. "As if, you can't give  these things to God and still be very happy. As it it's OK for a woman in her 70s to become a nun, but not for someone who's young. I want people to understand: God is worth it."
Wearing a habit presents a similar challenge - not for Sister Celine, but for others, she said. "Many people seem to think that nuns who wear habits are not able to make their own decisions about anything... even clothing... like there is something wrong with us." But, women and men religious train themselves to do without attachments, she pointed out. Their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience are a free and conscious decision to put themselves at the service of God, in imitation of Christ. "It's the opposite of the culture today that stresses power, money and materialism. Being chaste is almost completely unacceptable in our society today."
"Our role as religious in general is to show that no matter what path a person chooses in life, God is there for all," she said. "Our presence serves to remind people about the presence of Christ in the world and in their lives". "We also pray for others," Sister Celine said. "Even if I don't know people, I pray for them so they can reach that peace, comfort and fulfilling spirit that I experience in my own life and that only God can give."


Antonine Sisters Monthly Retreat

On Saturday September 25th, Father Rodolphe Wakim, Pastor of our Lady of Victory in PA, joined us to be our retreat master for the day. Our day started with the Safro, that is the morning prayer of the Divine Office, followed by a spiritual reflection on the meaning of the cross in our religious life. After the talk and brief discussion, we took time to meditate and reflect on what was discussed. Then we gathered back at Saint Anthony's Chapel to celebrate the Divine Liturgy to end the retreat.
It was a day full of blessings. Some of the thoughts that Fr. Wakim shared with us were: There is no greater love than the Cross (Jn 15:12-13), the Cross is the perfection the completion and the fulfillment of all love. In order for us to learn about and understand the Cross of Jesus, we can go to the Saints. They will show us, through their example, how to embrace the Cross of Christ in our lives. Any suffering that we go through should not be lived in vain. Suffering with Jesus is sharing in his cup, the cup of love and salvation for the world. Let us not be afraid to suffer for the love of humanity. Jesus helps us and guides us in our days even when we do not know it, even when we do not ask him directly for help. He does not want our recognition, he wants our salvation and that is what love is all about!


Support our Memory Walk!

Today more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition, 78 million baby boomers are approaching the age of greatest risk for developing this fatal disease. Now is the time to ACT to end this epidemic!
This year, to support those affected by Alzheimer’s, the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care Center is participating in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® to raise funds and awareness to fight this disease. The Antonine Sisters Team Captain is Sister Celine Nohra and the Boardman-Canfield Walk in which we are participating will take place on Saturday October 9 of 2010.
We know we can make a difference with your support! Will you consider making a donation? It’s easy to give online by following this link. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, which is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. 
Another way for showing your support is by visiting our webpage and joining our team for the walk.
Thank you in advance for your time and generosity – together, we can help end Alzheimer’s!


Our Lady of Lebanon Assumption Pilgrimmage

The 45th Annual Assumption Pilgrimmage took place last weekend at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon. Hundreds of faithful visited the shrine seeking the Lord's guidance and blessing through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. Spiritual activities were scheduled throughout the three days: Divine liturgies, spiritual conferences, prayer of the rosary, confessions and evening processions. Food was available for visitors and special activities were organized for kids and youth.
Our Antonine community had the priviledge to host the clergy dinners Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday at noon. Delicious meals and desserts were lovingly prepared for the occasion. It was great to share our food and time with several priests, brothers, deacons, sisters and lay people and friends who visited us throughout the weekend. Also, as usual, we chanted the Maronite Vespers on Sunday evening, offering our praise and thanksgiving to God for His Blessed Mother and for all the graces He bestowed on us on this happy occasion. On the last evening, a large crowd processed on the shrine's ground and gathered around Mary. After the traditional "Ya Omm Allah" (Mother of God) hymn lead by us, fireworks lit the sky. As the sun was setting in the far horizon, it seemed like the Mother of God was looking down on her children and smiling, as we prayed in one voice: Queen of peace pray for us!


Parish Picnic

On Saturday August 7, we packed food and drinks and headed out to Saint Maron's picnic area to attend the annual "Back to Cedar Lake Picnic". A nice crowd was gathered under the tents for this traditional parish event which started with the celebration of the Maronite Divine Liturgy by our reverent pastor, Chorbishop Michael Kail. Following liturgy, scholarships from Saint Maron's Education Foundation were awarded to parish youth, then people enjoyed the good food that everyone brought and the pleasant fellowship.


2010 MYO Workshop

Over 300 youth, advisors, clergy and religious gathered in Latrobe, PA for the 2010 Maronite Youth Workshop. Among them were our two sisters Cosette and Nancy. Under the leadership of Fr. Gary George and the organizing team, the youth had an opporutnity to discuss several important topics including superheros and the characteristics that make someone a true hero, vocations, the Eucharist and being part of the Maronite family. Talks, related videos, group activities, mission services and a Maronite Divine Liturgy were scheduled for each day. The two Maronite Bishops were also present at the workshop to share their time and wisdom with the youth. God bless our Maronite Youth and may they continue to discover and live the joy of being a member of the Maronite Catholic Church!


Vocation Workshop at the Maronite Convention

Sister Celine Nohra, Sister Cosette Ghanem and Sister Nancy Najjar traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on July the 7th to participate in the 47th Annual Maronite Convention. Chorbishop Richard Saad and the faithful of Saint Elias Maronite Church hosted the convention this year, which was sponsored by NAM as usual. Hundreds of Maronite clergy, religious and lay people gathered to celebrate their faith and spiritual heritage. Spiritual talks, informative workshops and enjoyable trips and activities were scheduled throughout the day from July 7-11. The Sisters were asked to present a workshop on vocations along with Msgr. Sharbel Maroun, the vocation director for the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon, and Sister Marla Marie Lucas of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light. The presentation focused on how to promote religious vocations in the Maronite Church, through a brief discussion about the importance of vocations in the Catholic Church in general and particularly in the Maronite Church. Common reactions to religious vocations were also discussed, and suggestions on how to promote and support vocations were given to families. To access the full presentation click here.


Send Out, O Lord, Laborers for Your Harvest!

Our Maronite Church here in the US is blessed with two new priests: Father Vincent Farhat and Father Tony Massad. Three of us traveled to Michigan last weekend to join our prayers to those of the family and friends of the newly ordained. Father Vincent was ordained at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Lansing and Father Tony at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Flint. May God bless them both as they begin their priestly ministry and may their holy example be encouraging to other men who are contemplating a call to priesthood.
 Also, on Sunday June 27, we joined Msgr. Louis Baz and the Maronite Community in Detroit, Michigan, for the Divine liturgy. That morning, Msgr. Baz celebrated the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. He also congratulated the local and international Maronite community on the beatification of Brother Estephan Nehme, which took place that same day in Kfifan, Lebanon.


The Antonine Sisters: A segment of an American Legacy

A remarkable exhibit came to Cleveland, Ohio, recently, featuring the contributions of religious women to the American society. The exhibit, named Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, opened last year at the Cincinnati museum center, then was transferred to Dallas, Texas and from there to the Smithsonian in Washington DC with an overwhelmingly positive response in all three places. This August, it will head off to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
I thought it was noteworthy and quite exciting for this kind of exhibit to show in major cities. In a world that is often corrupted by violence and distracted by noise, here comes a silent witness with a life-giving message; A message that resonates Elijah’s experience of God who was not present in the strong wind or earthquake or fire but in the gentle and quiet breeze (1 Kings 19:11-12). Religious women are often like that unnoticed breeze that refreshes the soul thirsty for justice, for meaning and for gospel values. Like Mary, they bring God to the world, reminding people that only God gives meaning to our life and peace to our hearts.
As I was navigating through the exhibit, I was amazed by the impact religious communities had on American history. They transformed societies through service and advocacy, playing a major role in national crisis such as wars, epidemics and natural disasters. There were several displays of stories of powerful and courageous women, armed with unconditional love and untiring hope; women who gave their lives completely to God and placed their trust in his words. They faithfully served the communities they belonged to, responding to the needs of people of every cultural, religious and social background. Some were American born women, such as Elizabeth Ann Seaton, the first American-born saint, and Sister Dorothy Kazel, the Cleveland Ursuline who was murdered in El Salvadore in 1980 along with two MaryKnoll sisters and a lay missionary. Others were brave immigrants such as Mother Cabrini and Saint Angela Merici of Italy, who established religious communities here in the United States and whose influence continues to this day. Some stories are recognized only by few, others are more famous. Yet, many stories remain untold and more unfold each day. Stories of unknown religious women, sacrificing their lives for the sake of others, impacting generations of faith, helping women and men, Christians and non-Christians.
In the local section of the Cleveland exhibit, 26 orders of religious women are chronologically featured on a separate wall. These are the orders that originated in or came to Northeast Ohio in the early nineteenth century and are still active to this day. Among these 26 orders, is our Antonine Order, the only Maronite congregation featured in the exhibit, active in Ohio since 1959. Looking at that wall, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of gratitude and thanksgiving: thanksgiving to God for all his blessings, and gratitude for my Antonine congregation. I felt personally grateful to all the Antonines who quietly spent their lives serving the sick, the poor, the young and the old, in different parts of the world, and especially here in the United States. They became entwined with the history and culture of those people. They started a legacy of faith and laid strong foundations on which this generation and future generations can build. I am deeply thankful to God for my Maronite heritage, for calling me to be part of such an astonishing legacy. I am also thankful for my local community, who dynamically represented and still represents the splendor of the Maronite faith and is now part of the American history.

Submitted by Sister Celine


Trip to Niagara Falls

On Saturday May 29, 2010, our Antonine Sisters Community in North Jackson, OH went on a trip to Niagara Falls, NY. We enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather, as well as the amazing falls and beautiful scenery all around. To live the day to the full, we boarded the "Maid of the Mist" boat and inhaled the refreshing mist of the roaring falls, then went down the cave to soak in the cool water. It felt like being baptized all over again! After a long fun-filled day, we came back home happy and energized as we got a chance to rest from our work and studies.


NCDC Workshop

Our Antonine community was invited to participate in the Fundamentals and More workshop, a program of the National Catholic Development Conference. The 3-day workshop, which was held in Darien, Illinois, is specifically designed for small religious institutes to help them launch a successful development program to further their missions. Sister Celine Nohra, who attended the workshop from our community, along with 25 other participants from different religious orders, greatly benefited from the workshop sessions and the expertise and kindness of the presenters. May God bless all the individuals involved in this sacred ministry.


Guild of St. Anthony of the Desert Annual Recognition Dinner

On April 10, the Antonine Sisters gave their 10th Annual Recognition Dinner for the Guild of St. Anthony of the Desert. There were 200 members present to enjoy the Lebanese dinner, which was prepared and served by the Sisters. Prior to the dinner, welcoming remarks were made by Msgr. Anthony Spinosa, Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, Sister Marie Madeleine Iskandar and Dr. Elias T. Saadi.
In 2002, friends of the Sisters formed the Guild of St. Anthony to help financially support the Adult Day Care, which consistently receives top ratings by the State of Ohio. The Day Care has its own fleet of buses, which picks up the elderly in the morning and delivers them home in the afternoon after a day full of activities.
Sister Marie Madeleine Iskandar is the Superior of the convent and Director of Adult Day Care. Sister Celine Nohra, RN, MSN is the Assistant Director and is pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Kent State University. Sister Claudette Bou Saade is the Activity Coordinator for the Day Care, and Sister Kawsar Choufani, Sister Cosette Ghanem, and Sister Nancy Najjar assist at the Day Care and are also pursuing their education.
The ministry of these beautiful Sisters is based on the most difficult words of the Gospel of Jesus, “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” They serve the people of the local community, Maronites and non-maronites alike, with untiring care and dedication.
The sisters would like to thank all the people who attended the dinner and acknowledge the individuals whose help and support make the fundraising dinner a successful event year after year. These people include the Advisory Board members, especially Mrs. Carol Desmond, Deacon Joseph Nohra, and Dr. & Mrs. Elias T. Saadi. A special thank you also to Mrs. Shirley Sunderlin for the elegant dinner set-up, to Mrs. Joann Pavlidis for the beautiful linens, and to all the clergy whose presence and support has been overwhelming this year.
Membership in the Guild of St. Anthony is open and available by contacting The Antonine Sisters at 2675 North Lipkey Rd., North Jackson, OH 44451. Phone 330-538-9822. E-mail
Website: You will be included in the Sisters’ daily prayers and invited to their annual Recognition Dinner in the spring.

Submitted by Dr. Elias T. Saadi.


Al Massih Kam!

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; -- it was very large.
Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." (Mark 16: 1 - 7)

The Antonine Sisters wish you a happy and blessed Easter. May the joyful news of the resurrection fill your heart and enlighten your mind so that you may be a living witness of the Living God. Christ is risen, He is truly risen!


Hosting of the NAM Dinner

On Saturday March 20, 2010 the Antonine Sisters hosted the participants of the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) regional retreat. The retreatants had a weekend of prayer and reflection at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon. An evening of prayer, social and dinner was planned for Saturday at the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care. All the clergy and lay people that were present enjoyed the pleasant evening and the delicious food prepared by the sisters.