On April 27th of the year 2017, four Missionary Sisters of St. Benedict became naturalized U.S. citizens. It was a Thursday morning when all was calm except the stirring of emotions within four of God’s angels on earth. These 2 Ukrainian and 2 Polish nuns were filled with excitement as they entered the federal building in Central Islip, NY. It was the day that they had longed for and the moment had finally come after a long wait for them to raise their right hands and declare that they were a U.S. citizen.

After waiting for hours along side many others from various countries and of different ethnic origins, they were given a speech about patriotism and their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They later received their Certificate of Naturalization and, soon thereafter, recited an oath. The Missionary Sisters of St. Benedict were later escorted downstairs where they would proceed to apply for their U.S. Passport.

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! – Psalm 133:1

So . . . It’s official! There are four new members of the United States of America and they reside in Huntington, New York where they pray throughout the day and take care of the sick and elderly in a special way. There contributions within their community are as significant as their livelihoods. They’re blessed because they’re a blessing!