Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Prayer Day Part Two

The memories of our prayer day linger on as the snow gently falls in our midst. Snow - another manifestation of God’s great love.

Sr. Nancy writes that we immediately bonded and felt a safe and trusting environment where we were able to share our stories and ask questions about faith, spirituality and our personal relationships with God. We sat in a circle, we introduced ourselves and each person was asked to bring someone, could be a friend, family member into our prayer so that we could all, pray for them.

Then we all read a line from Audrey Hepburn’s poem “Beauty Tips” for women.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your own arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

We had time for reflection. Then we all came together. We all shared how this Gospel spoke to us.

It was a wonderful experience to share our life experiences together. Sr. Madeline Welch remarked that “Angela Merici with her companions experienced the same concerns we as women of today are experiencing.”

Sr. Nancy Arroyo, OSU

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