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.


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.