Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas & Blessed New Year!

We had a GREAT Christmas! We prayed for all of you -- we had a novena of Masses for all of our friends, benefactors, and relatives before Christmas.
The top picture above is a meditation on the Humility of Christ. He was humble enough to become a vulnerable baby, to be vulnerable on the cross, and now is vulnerable in the Eucharist. HE LOVES US THAT MUCH! We too are called to imitate Him in humility. May He give us this grace!
All the Sisters were home for Christmas -- the middle picture is of Sr. Mary Jude renewing her vows for 2 years! Congratulations!
The bottom picture is from Christmas Eve -- we processed with the baby Jesus to the chapel before Christmas Eve Mass.
God bless you all! United in prayer...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Come and See Discernment Retreat!

We had a GREAT weekend of retreating, learning about discernment, and learning more about Religious Life. God is good!

Pray for all those who are discerning the Religious Life and the Priesthood!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

School Sisters FUN Raiser & Advent Gala

Our 2nd Annual FUN Raiser and Advent Gala was a huge success! It was so great to see how many friends we have -- so many of them volunteering, helping, preparing, and giving of themselves. We'll try to get more pictures posted to our website soon.
God bless you all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blessed Advent to You!

Blessed Advent to you! This is a beautiful season to contemplate "waiting" . . . waiting on the Lord! Notice in the top picture -- on the bottom is an empty crib. We're waiting on the Lord, longing for eternal union with Him!
From "Daybreaks, Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas" by Fr. Ron Rolheiser:
"St. John of the Cross, in The Living Flame of Love, compares our pre-Advent selves to green logs that have been thrown into a fire, the fire of love. Green logs, as we know, do not immediately burst into flame. Rather, being young and full of moisture, they sizzle for a long time before they reach kindling temperature and take into themselves the fire that is around them. So, too, the rhythm of love: only the really mature can burst into flame within community. The rest of us are still too green, too selfish, too damp."

"What helps change this is precisely the tension in our lives. In carrying properly our unfulfilled desires, we sizzle and slowly let go of the dampness of selfishness. In carrying tension we come to kindling temperature and are made ready for love."
Again, blessed Advent to you all!