Sister Mary Grace Langrell, S.V., director of the Evangelization Mission for the Sisters of Life, will speak at the New York State Eucharistic Congress, set for Oct. 20-22 at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville.
“I don’t have a title yet. I’m still praying and preparing,” she told The Good Newsroom. But she plans have a lot to say.
“The love of God is in the Eucharist. It really reveals the dignity and sacredness that God should not only become man but actually wants to remain with us every day of our lives. So for us as Sisters of Life, the hope is to share the wonders of this call – that is our mission. God is alive,” Sister Langrell said.
“When hearts encounter the Eucharistic, infinite love of God, they find a new life that they didn’t think was possible. That’s the power of the Eucharist; it’s God’s living statement that nothing can keep God’s love from coming to us. And when we know how loved we are by God, not just in one moment, but every single moment of our life, that it’s the reason for our life, it’s the reason we’re alive and what we’re living for, then we’re set free to be totally ourselves,” she added.
Sister Mary Grace grew up in Sydney, Australia, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a degree in theology. Captivated by the beauty of each human life, she directed campus ministry there after graduation, and before entering the Sisters of Life in 2013.
She took her first vows in 2018 and will take her final vows in August at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. She spent three years in Canada, serving vulnerable pregnant women and their unborn children, inviting those wounded by abortion into the healing mercy of Jesus, and offering retreats.
Sister Mary Grace resides at the St. Frances de Chantal Convent in the Bronx, serving as director of the Evangelization Mission, which coordinates the sharing of the charism of life and fostering a culture of life throughout the United States and worldwide. She is also the co-host of Let Love: a podcast with the Sisters of Life.
The New York State Eucharistic Congress will take place over 40 hours beginning Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration will take place each night, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The principal Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. The Eucharistic Congress will conclude with the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, celebrated by Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany. There will be a Eucharistic procession Saturday afternoon.