On a mission with a message

Sisters of the New Covenant to stop in Craig for two nights of healing


The Sisters of the New Covenant from Denver are on a mission to bring people closer to God.

Sisters Brigid Meierotto and Jan Nattermann are making a stop at St. Michael Catholic Church today and tomorrow to deliver "healing talks based on the word of God," Meierotto said.

The healing mission is part of a larger tour the nuns have been participating in since 1979. They will host the local mission from 7 to 9 p.m., March 1 and 2 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

"They are teaching Scripture in terms of God's presence in our lives to renew physically, emotionally and in relationships," St. Michael Catholic Church priest Jim Fox said.

Sometimes people get stuck in a style of prayer or acting, Fox said, and the mission is a way to realize that change is possible and to appeal to God and his blessings.

"A lot of times people pray and it appears nothing is happening. Did I do something wrong?" Fox said. "The sisters stress it is needed to persevere in prayer."

The two-hour event is comprised of about an hour of practical talks and discussions followed by an hour of prayer.

Meierotto described the mission as a tool to restore whatever is lacking in one's life.

"It's pretty interesting," Fox said.

The stop in Craig, which is the first the Sisters have made since the missions began 28 years ago, was preceded by missions in Rangely and Meeker.

Fox said the Rangely and Meeker were well received.

The Craig event is open to anyone.

"It's community-building and faith-building," Meierotto said. "I wish the whole town would come."

Commenting has been disabled for this item.