Back to “ordinary time” in the monastery

     Greetings from the desert! Us “Marys” had a powerful, grace-filled 8 days of solitude. Our Bridegroom is so generous – He gives one a glimpse beyond the “Shadowland” – by way of dark faith of course; a peek into “Aslan’s Country” as C.S. Lewis would say. God reward you* for all the prayers.

     As we approach First Vespers of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ I wanted to let you know we are thinking and praying for each of you, for all your spiritual and temporal needs. I hope to be posting again within a couple days! Please pray for our sister in the Lord – Kirstine -whose plane is landing about right now in Evansville, IN. She will be with us for a couple weeks seeking to know the Lord’s will in her life.

*God reward you – monastic way of saying “thank you”.

 

4 thoughts on “Back to “ordinary time” in the monastery

  1. Hi,

    I love your blog! I first read about the Passionists in the Cheryl Reed book Unveiled but of course you are so much more than can be said in a few paragraphs.

    Patience

    Dear Patience, This is “Sponsa Christi”. We praise God that you like our blog!
    I am going to take this opportunity to respond to your comment about the book Unveiled. Please, I hope that this blog and our website will dispel any negative image that that book has given of the Passionist Nuns. In my work with young women I have heard about it on numerous occasions. How a young woman could even have the courage to contact me after reading it is beyond me. It certainly does not give a true representation of our life in this monastery. How many women it has scared away…only God knows. But our Lord and Spouse is more powerful than that book. Jesus I trust in you!

  2. Hi Daniela,
    Thanks for the chance to brush up on my Portuguese! You said, “At the end of the week, I was at the St. Gemma Monastery (in San Paulo, Brazil), also Passionist, I showed to the Sisters the site and your blog. They liked it very much.!”
    Your Friend,
    Abby

  3. Hello Sister!
    I am happy because you are posting again.

    Neste final de semana, estive no Mosteiro Santa Gema (São Paulo – Brasil), também passionista, e mostrei para as Irmãs o site e o blog das senhoras. Elas gostaram muito!

    Greetings!
    Daniela

  4. Dear Sisters,
    Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. I am happy that you have all been so grace filled. I trust that God revealed Himself to all of you in a unique way. Today is the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. I will share some quotes from the Saints on the Real Presence.
    “If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for only one reason-Holy Communion.”
    ———-St. Maximillian Kolbe

    “Every Consecrated Host is made to burn Itself up with love in a human heart.”
    ———-St. John Vianney

    “Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: “This is My Body.” No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it.”
    ———St. Augustine.

    “”When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”
    ———Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta

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