As an Ursuline sister, one of the precious opportunities we have is to go on retreat each year. This means we go away for a week to a place of quiet, beautiful space and interior time. It is such a blessed time. You get to spend time with yourself thinking about your life over the past year and planning for next year's. Quite honestly at the beginning, I do lots of sleeping. Then I get inspired and motivated to pray and just be with God.
This year, I went to California-www.vallombrosa.org-What a wonderful place-so welcoming and peaceful!!
I listened to Fr. Anthony Gittens, CSSp talk about Mission, Evangelization and Discipleship. We are all called to live and act as Jesus did. Our Eucharist words of "do this in memory of me" mean do as Jesus did.
Prayers and blessings,
Friday, July 18, 2014
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a family vacation cruise. As it was my first cruise I was in awe of everything. One morning I was looking out on the ocean and was struck by the beauty. I was reminded of the poem, God's Grandeur, by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The line that summed up what I was seeing was "The world is charged with the grandeur of God..." As I looked out on the ocean I was struck by the infinity of the sea before me. It reminded me of God's love for each one of us and how God tenderly holds each one of us in the palm of his hand. I share a few pictures which remind me of this reality.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
While our world mourns let us join our prayers together for all those impacted by the Malaysian Airline crash. May the Lord embrace those who have died and cradle those who mourn their loss. May they all rest in peace. May we continue to seek peace in all aspects of our lives.