"EAST PEORIA -- Curiosity may have brought people to their door, but The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis hope the visitors to their motherhouse got much more than answers to questions during an open house on Feb. 15.“What we really wanted as Sisters was for them to come and in some way experience Jesus. We prayed that that would be our greatest gift to them,” said Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, major superior of the community. “If they experienced the joy that we experience maybe that can be a steppingstone to him for them. That’s what the pope wanted it to be.”
The open house was part of the observance of the Year of Consecrated Life. Called by Pope Francis, the celebration will run through Feb. 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life."
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