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'FIAT' is a Latin word for 'Let it be done'. It was Mary's response to the angel Gabriel when she was asked to become the mother of Jesus. 'Let it be done unto me according to Your Will' refers to Mary's 'Yes' to God. The members of FIAT are young women in high school who desire to grow in faithful discipleship by modeling their personal holiness on that of our Lady. By doing so they hope to be better able to discover their own vocation invitation from our Lord, whatever that might be and make their own "fiat" or "yes" to Him.
The Office of Vocations organizes various events throughout the year to help young women grow in holiness and learn more about various vocations. See the calendar below for upcoming events.
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Nun Run (Convent visits) -- Sunday, October 23. 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The day includes visits to several convents, an opportunity to talk with the
Sisters and learn more about religious life. Cost is $20 and includes
transportation and lunch. Register by October
12 by contacting the Office of Vocations and returning this permission form and
Icon Painting Workshop -- Saturday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Discover the spirituality of iconography and the technique of writing an Icon
as you create your own. We will also have some religious sisters there
to talk more about their lives and vocations in general. Cost is $30 and
includes all supplies, a light breakfast and lunch. Register by November 23 by
contacting the Office of Vocations and returning this permission form and
FIAT Day of Recollection -- Saturday, February 11, 9:00
a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
By popular demand! Spend some time with Our Lord, learn more about exploring
your vocation, and pray about it. More information to come.
Mass and Ropes Course with Zip-line – Saturday, April 29,
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Scale the heights with other FIAT girls and some religious sisters, and engage
in lunchtime discussions on discernment and spirituality. Registration
will open in the spring semester.
To be added to our mailing list, contact the Office of Vocations, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (703) 841-2514.
OTHER VOCATIONS EVENTS:
Oct. 29 -- Vigil Mass for Race for Seminarians
Our Lady of Lourdes, Arlington, VA - 5 p.m.
Oct. 30 -- Race for Seminarians at
the Marine Corps Marathon/10K
Feb. 4 -- St. Therese Vocation Society Morning of
Reflection, 9 a.m.—Noon, Location TBA
Apr. 30 -- Annual Diocesan Hispanic Vocations Mass w/
Bishop Loverde, Location and Time TBA
June 3 -- Diaconate Ordination at
the Cathedral of St. Thomas More - 11 a.m.
June 9 -- Holy Hour on the Vigil of Ordination to the
Priesthood, 7:30 p.m. Location
June 10 -- Priesthood
Ordination at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More - 11 a.m
This summer's camp was a HUGE success! We are so grateful to the 25 religious sisters and young women staff who made it possible. Here are some pictures!
2017 CAMP DATES: Sunday July 9- Thursday July 13 at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD. The Registration Lottery will be open for the month of March.
OUR MOST RECENT EVENTS:
Mass and Ropes Course w/ Zip-line April 23, 2016The girls had a wonderful time swinging through the trees and challenging themselves and each other on the high ropes course and zip-line. They enjoyed the company and wisdom of some Dominican Sisters from the Congregation of St. Cecilia. See photos here.
Nun Run April 3The girls loved the visits to the Sisters of Life, Little Sisters of the Poor, and Missionaries of Charity (Contemplatives) on Divine Mercy Sunday. They had Mass at one convent, prayed the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet at another, and Vespers at the last, along with enjoying visits with all the sisters and hearing about their lives and missions. One participant commented that she was so moved by the prayer time at one of the convents that her heart was on fire the entire time she was there. The next Nun Run will be in the fall!
Icon Painting WorkshopSaturday December 12, 2015 - The girls had a wonderful day learning from Veronica Royal of Royal Icon Studio about the spirituality of iconography and the technique of writing and Icon as they created their own. See pictures here.
2014 FIAT Days Camp: Ite cordibus ardentibus ~ Go Forth with Hearts on FireSunday, July 13 - Thursday, July 17, 2014Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MarylandTO SEE PHOTOS OF 2014 FIAT DAYS CAMP (Click Here)TO READ ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HERALD ARTICLE (Click Here)
2013 FIAT Days Camp: Filiae Altissimi ~ Daughters of the Most HighSunday, June 30- Thursday, July 4, 2013Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MarylandTO SEE SLIDESHOW OF 2013 FIAT DAYS CAMP (Click Here)
2012 FIAT Days Camp: Domine, ut videam ~ Lord, that I may seeSunday, July 15 - Thursday, July 19, 2012Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MarylandTO SEE PHOTOS OF 2012 FIAT DAYS CAMP (Click Here)TO READ ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HERALD ARTICLE (Click Here)
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