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Opening Doors

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

Grateful Glimpses

In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door. РDavid Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer


This month the subject is Wisdom.¬† And today we begin with a quote that set the tone for all of our congregation’s Chapter (our meeting at which the sisters gather to discern our direction): Wisdom stands at the door and waits.

Helen Keller on Pessimism

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. – Helen Keller

On the Seventh Day of Christmas – Happy New Year!

Blessings of Peace in this New Year to All!

The Feast of Catherine of Siena

Today is the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena (Dominican Saint, born in 1347). She wrote, “Love transforms one into what one loves.” (Dialogue¬†60) Reflections: Into whom or what will we be transformed? How would we like to be transformed? What am I doing… Continue Reading “The Feast of Catherine of Siena”

The Feast of the Annunciation

March 25th, nine months before Christmas – the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, is celebrated this day in Lent. So today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is Annunciation by Denise Levertov. This year, because we are in the midst of Holy… Continue Reading “The Feast of the Annunciation”

Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis

Today is Palm Sunday, and our Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis Maybe He looked indeed much as Rembrandt envisioned Him in those small heads that seem in fact portraits of more than a model. A… Continue Reading “Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis”

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas – An Epiphany

The twelve days of Christmas come to an end on January 6, and the season of [Ordinary Time] begins. But Epiphany not only ends Christmas, it also fulfills it by celebrating the revelation of the Christ to the whole world. The coming of Incarnate… Continue Reading “On the Twelfth Day of Christmas – An Epiphany”

Where Do You Find God?

In Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 122), the psalmist declares: I rejoiced because they said to me, ‘We will go up to the house of the Lord.’” We so readily recognize churches and cathedrals as houses of God. But where might we find God besides… Continue Reading “Where Do You Find God?”