From my heart to your heart
I love this time of year when we set aside a special period of grateful remembrance and thankfulness. It is impossible to adequately innumerate all the things we are thankful for yet if we cultivate an attitude of thanksgiving joy and happiness emerge.
In the last four months Sister death has visited us twice, first in July with Sr. M. John, then in October with Sr. M. Peter. We remember their lives, their gifts and the lessons of life they taught us. They did what was theirs to do. The day after Sr. Peter went home we needed to put two of our dogs to sleep, Freckles and Lucky. They were becoming a hazard to our health.
In September Sr. M. Alma had surgery, she was moved to a rehab facility in October. She is making remarkable progress even though it is painfully slow. Sr. M. Agnes will be returning to Guatemala at the end of December.
The season of Advent is close at hand which means the beginning of a new Liturgical Year. This is also the beginning, or the first day, of the rest of our lives. What is God asking of us that is new, that He could not have asked last year? How is our journey to Him evolving? Is our trust and confidence still strong? And how are we nourishing each other for the journey at hand?
As we go forward, let us keep each other in prayer.
Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and a BLESSED ADVENT!
Sister Mary Claudia