September 26 is the feast day of Saint Therese Couderc. I would like to share with you a reflection by our Sister Thelma Hall on Saint Therese’s experience of “self-surrender,” which can seem so daunting to us. The following is from Sister Thelma’s book, Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina (p 23): For most […]
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I was so pleased with this photo of the moon rising behind bare trees here at the Metairie Cenacle, that even though I have already put it on my photography blog, I wanted to share it here as well. Psalm 68 calls the moon a “faithful witness in the sky.” Amid all the uncertainties of […]
My first year out of college I taught in an elementary school, where I found that one of the common childhood complaints was,“That’s not fair!” (It was a complaint often directed toward the teacher.) I’ve heard it said, though, that the older we get, the less we desire fairness and the more we desire mercy. […]
Ted Turner is quoted as saying, “If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.” While Ted Turner may not be the poster child for Christian humility, neither does someone with an attitude of self-disparagement witness to the humility of Christ. When Beverly P. Gordon (“My Daddy Said So“) was filling out a questionnaire […]
I was delighted to discover, in the Atlantic Monthly a few years ago, W. S. Merwin’s lovely translation of the last Canto of Dante’s Paradiso. Canto XXXIII presents the final vision of the poet, and concludes with the famous line about “the love which moves the sun and the other stars” (l’amor che move il […]