I was consoled to hear a simple and heart-felt homily during Holy Week, alleviating somewhat my concern about the dour depictions of God I had heard lately. (See “God Is Not Reluctant to Save Us.”) One of the deacons at Saint Philip Neri proclaimed to us a God who not only desires us to draw [...]
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Anima Christi – 8 (1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me.) (2. Body of Christ, save me.) (3. Blood of Christ, inebriate me.) (4. Water from the side of Christ, wash me.) (5. Passion of Christ, strengthen me.) (6. Within thy Wounds, hide me.) (7. Let Me Never Be Separated from Thee.) – – – – [...]
When Sister Elizabeth (who was at that time Lieutenant Elizabeth Hillmann) returned from World War II, her post-traumatic stress disorder did not show up right away. It surfaced after she entered the Cenacle, when she was sent to our retreat house in Middletown, Connecticut. There, in order for the sisters to go from one place [...]
We survived Tropical Storm Fay with only the loss of telephone service for a few days and of one computer during a thunderstorm in Fay’s wake. Now the season is heating up, as Gustav appears to be heading for the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. It seems fitting to print again this prayer, by Maurice Schexnayder [...]
In July of 1944, our Sister Elizabeth (then Lieutenant Elizabeth Hillmann) was on a ship crossing the English Channel. She was headed for Normandy, where in June, the Allied Forces had begun the liberation of France. Although hammocks had been provided below, these were full of bedbugs, with the result that many of the soldiers [...]