I’d like to share with you a reflection by Sister Elizabeth Hillmann on our community prayer. (This reflection dates from our time in Gainesville, Florida. Sister Elizabeth and I are both in Chicago now.) The Divine Office in its entirety is meant to sanctify the whole day — morning, noon, afternoon, evening, and night — […]
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It was 150 years ago today that Saint Therese Couderc had a profound experience of what it means to give oneself entirely to God and of the joy that flows from that self-giving. Today also marks the closing of the Cenacle year commemorating her reflection on that experience. In honor of the day, I would […]
In our sadness at leaving the New Orleans area, it seems somehow fitting to share with you a quotation from The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer (1948): God formed us for His pleasure, and so formed us that we as well as He can in divine communion enjoy the sweet and mysterious mingling […]
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 […]
This year’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was also the occasion of the final Mass and reception here at the Metairie Cenacle. It seemed like a particularly fitting day for the celebration, because even in the midst of our sadness at having to leave, we are trusting God and praising God for […]