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Praying Together

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 […]

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The Smile of God

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 […]

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Gift of Love

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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Goodness and the Cross

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 […]

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