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Reflections

 

Join the Sisters for some food for your journey. 

Praying for our Dearly Departed

I love the cool crisp mornings of the fall. Here in Michigan, each morning the leaves on the trees spread a spectacular array of orange, red, yellow and amber colors. Fall is also a reminder to me that soon we will be in the month of November celebrating two great feasts in the liturgical year, All Saint's day and All Souls days.

The Feast of All Saints is a reminder to us of the wonders God has worked through the lives of those who have lived out their discipleship here on earth. And it is a reality check for myself that if I rely on the grace of God, I too will join the ranks of the blessed in heaven at the end of my journey.

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Ordinary Time, Not so Ordinary!

Dear friends in Christ, I hope your summer has been going well. That you are finding time to relax and be with family.

Since we have returned to Ordinary Time in our Liturgical Calendar, I have been thinking a lot about the Church. The Gospels have returned to sharing the story of Jesus' three years of public ministry, which was about “Proclaiming God's Kingdom to be at hand,” (Mt. 4:17) and drawing us to the Father, so that we can be one with Him as the Father and the Son are one. It was during these three years that Jesus laid the foundation for the Church. He called the Apostles to continue to lead the Church, following His example as the “Way, the Truth and the Life,” (Jn. 14:6), with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The third person in the Holy Trinity, helps maintain the Truth, and bestows the necessary gifts and graces through the Sacraments to help us on our way. Now, 2000 years later, we are still striving to build the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, and remain faithful. However, this is not always easy.

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Dusting our Interior

Rejoice! Jesus is truly risen! Yes, we are still in the Easter Season, and what a glorious time it is! Last time I spoke of the gift of the Holy Spirit of Wonder and Awe. Have you been able to recapture or recognize the magnificence of God? If not keep trying, and ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede, for she had an abundance of awe when saying “yes” to God.

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Wonder on that First Easter

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Alleluia!

Happy Easter my friends. I pray that your Lenten journey has been fruitful and that God is rewarding you for your desire to grow closer to Him. I am aware from my own experience how even if we have a good Lent, Resurrection Sunday can often feel like a “normal” Sunday in our hectic lives.

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