By Sister Ruth Ksycki, OSB “If you return to me with all your heart and all your soul … God will turn to you, hiding the face of glory no longer.” (Tobit 13:6) This verse from today’s canticle from Tobit seems very appropriate for the first Monday in Lent. It reminds us of the purpose [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2012
By Prioress Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB Each time we approach anew the season of Lent, our thoughts often move quickly to the question, “What practices shall I concentrate on during Lent?” or, “From what shall I fast?” In the reading on the first Friday in Lent, Isaiah 58 speaks of the inadequate observance of fasting [...]
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB Tomorrow we begin Lent. If you are like me, you have a tendency to think, My prayers, almsgiving and fasting are just the thing. They will make God love me more. Make more things go my way.
By Prioress Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB Sister Teresa Ann’s life was one of teaching, guiding, mentoring and modeling. She drew her inspiration for these gifts to others from the Liturgy of the Hours, Scripture, and in particular, the psalms. She relied on their support throughout her life.
By Sister Ruth Ksycki, OSB All lives have low points, even in the convent. I had a major low point about 10 years into my life as a Sister. I was cleaning the convent steps and thought, “What am I doing here?”
Ruth Ksycki was a young girl when she saw something that would change her life forever. She saw the sun rise slowly, brilliantly, silently. She saw its golden rays bloom atop the treeline near the cabin where her family stayed, and shimmer languidly upon the calm waters of the lake below. At 12 years old, [...]