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.


New Evangelization

What is the New Evangelization?
"The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The focus of the New Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize. In a special way, the New Evangelization is focused on 're-proposing' the Gospel to those who have experienced a crisis of faith.Pope Benedict XVI called for the re-proposing of the Gospel "to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization." The New Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church." (

On June 9, our community met with Father Tony Massad of Cleveland, OH for a morning of prayer and reflection in which we discussed our role as priests and consecrated religious in contributing to the new evangelization of our beloved Catholic Church. For this purpose, we chose to meet at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Euclid, OH. Our morning included a tour of the beautiful Shrine, the prayer of the Divine Office, a group discussion, and concluded with the celebration of the Maronite Divine Liturgy at the outdoor Grotto Chapel. We asked for God's blessings upon our Church, its clergy, religious and faithful, and upon all those who have left the Church that they may find their way back and realize their role and importance in the upbuilding and strengthening of the Church.