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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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All the events for the 2015-16 school year are completed! To be put on the list for next year's events, as well as the waiting list for camp, contact the Office of Vocations. You can see pictures of our recent events below.
There are a few spots left for FIAT Camp 2016. If you would like more information or to register, please contact the Office of Vocations, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 841-2514.
CAMP DATES: Sunday July 10 - Thursday July 14 at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD
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.
Nun Run October 12: We had a full house for our last Nun Run! 25 young women and Fr. Jaffe visited the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, the Daughters of St. Paul, and the Poor Clares, praying with them and learning about their life. In the words of one participant: “It was such a wonderful day of prayer, joy, and witness to God's amazing love through the living vocations of each of the communities we visited. I loved hearing the conversations that sparked in between visits. I heard things like "If you were called to one of those communities, [to] which one would you go to and why?" See photos here.
UPCOMING VOCATIONS EVENTS:
Apr. 24, 2016 Annual Diocesan Hispanic Vocations Mass with Bishop Loverde at St. Rita, Alexandria, VA - 1:00 p.m.
June 4, 2016 Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More - 11:00 a.m.
June 10, 2016 Holy Hour on the Vigil of Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate and Priesthood - 7:30 p.m. - Marymount University Chapel, Arlington.
June 11, 2016 Ordination to the Priesthood at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More - 11:00 a.m.
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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