Tag: Siena

Wednesday of Hope – The Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

Honor the tradition but expand the understanding. That’s what religions must do right now if they hope to be helpful to humans in the years ahead. – Neale Donald Walsch, Tomorrow’s God On this Feast of Catherine, we look back on her life in… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – The Feast of St. Catherine of Siena”

Doors of Perception

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. – Aldous Huxley

Celebrating the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

    Thanks to the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, I just discovered this wonderful quote, which was translated from the Italian by Suzanne Noffke, OP, a Dominican Sister of Racine. The door grating is in Siena, Italy. Start being brave about everything. Drive out… Continue Reading “Celebrating the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena”

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Never Hopeless

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. – Charles L. Allen

Door of Gratitude

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

Dawn’s Door

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. – Emily Dickinson

Grateful Glimpses

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

Wisdom

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 Ninth Day of Christmas

A new time stands on my doorstep ready to enter my life’s journey. Something in me welcomes this visitor: the hope of bountiful blessings the joy of a new beginning the freshness of unclaimed surprises. Something in me rebuffs this visitor: the swiftness of… Continue Reading “On the Ninth Day of Christmas”