"Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature."
One of our friends, Vitalis, is a Philippine born American citizen who has devoted her life to the care of others in her profession as a Registered Nurse. Vitalis is "very grateful to God for all the good things that life has brought me all these years."
For Vitalis, her involvement with the Priests of the Sacred Heart began many years ago when she met Father Flynn from Denver while visiting St. Jude's Church in Chicago. After hearing his inspirational message and words of encouragement, Vitalis asked for a picture of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Flynn suggested she contact Sacred Heart Monastery to request a picture. It was from this point that her relationship with the Priests of the Sacred Heart grew.
Vitalis says that throughout her life the Sacred Heart has always been and will always be her guide and Savior. Her strong devotion and faith was shared by her late sister, Geronica. Together they made the decision to support the Sacred Heart Burse Program during the time when Geronica was hospitalized.
The Burse Program is an endowment program for priestly formation and education. The two sisters prayed together and asked the Sacred Heart to spare Geronica from her pain and suffering. Vitalis tells us that "His presence" gave her and her family time to spend with Geronica before she passed away. For this blessing, Vitalis will be forever grateful.
Vitalis continues to support the Priests of the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Heart Burse Program. She fulfilled the promise she and her sister made and established the Sacred Heart/St. Jude Thaddeus Reserved Burse in honor of her sister, Geronica. Vitalis feels the Sacred Heart Burse program is a meaningful way to help spread devotion and belief in Christ.
If you would like more information on the Sacred Heart Burse program and supporting seminary education, please contact Pam at 1-866-268-1057 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org