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Mary, my Mother – and yours, too!

2020-07-31T21:38:20+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Devotions, Meditation, Prayerlife, Sharings|Tags: , , |

I was not very devoted to Mary as I was growing up. Yes, I believed in her. I accepted her as our and Jesus' Mother. But only that. Why? Maybe because I was not particularly pious. I go to Holy Mass on Sundays only now and then. I did not pray the rosary unless it [...]

The Song of Songs

2020-07-20T19:30:27+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Conference/Talk, Meditation, Sharings|Tags: , , |

The Song of Songs or the Song of Solomon is a Book in the Old Testament that is quite difficult to understand. This Book is a love-poem that speaks of God's love for his people. But it also speaks of a soul's relationship with her Lord. Every time I read this, I feel invited to get [...]

Simple Joy

2020-07-20T20:00:54+00:00July 18th, 2020|Categories: Anecdote, Community life, Convent life, Sharings|Tags: , , |

In the convent, we only have simple joys. Because our life is simple and does not have many distractions from the outside world, even the smallest and seemingly insignificant happenings bring us joy and cause laughter among us - little joys that give finishing touches to our day to day encounter with our living God. For [...]

Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

2020-06-26T20:53:05+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Devotions, Meditation, News|Tags: , , , , |

On June 7, the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, the central mystery of our faith, which also is the principal feast of our congregation. Our contemplative-missionary calling takes its origin in the mystery of the Trinity (cf. C.411). "It is our constant endeavor to glorify the triune God by responding to [...]

The Lockdown

2020-06-04T20:39:23+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Convent life, News, Sharings|Tags: , , |

The Lockdown that COVID-19 imposed on us all has been painful and unbearable the longer we stay in it. Active people are not used to being locked down in a place for an extended period. As contemplatives who do not go out unless necessary, the Lockdown may not be strange to us. Unfortunately, it affects [...]

Word of God Sunday

2020-02-18T20:56:17+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, News, Papal Decree|Tags: , , , , |

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio "Aperuit-illis", published on 30 September, establishes that "the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study, and dissemination of the Word of God." Our Holy Father, in his sermon on this day, said: "Dear brothers and sisters, let us make room inside ourselves [...]

Recreation

2017-08-23T12:50:23+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Community life|Tags: , |

Recreation is a very important aspect of our religious life. It is important both for the soul as well as for the mind and the body. Our constitution says: Personal and communal recreation, which refreshes us for recollected presence before God, should be provided in varied ways to enable us to relax physically and mentally and [...]

Doing Good

2017-08-23T12:46:02+00:00September 5th, 2016|Categories: Meditation|Tags: , |

The Gospel today, Luke 6:6-11, speaks of Jesus doing good on a Sabbath. The Scribes and the Pharisees who were always looking for something to accuse him were very alert, watching his every move. Knowing their thoughts Jesus asked: "Is it allowed to do good on a Sabbath or not? To save someone's life or to destroy it?" [...]

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