In the spring, Sister Gardener launched into a fun endeavor: growing sunflowers! A basic rule of gardening is to plant a few more seeds than desired in the case that not all of them sprout. Much to Sister's surprise (and our enjoyment), all the seeds decided to sprout and blossom this summer!
At night, she places her heart in the tabernacle to dwell with Him Whom her soul loves. The orientation remains, despite the "weather" of her life. Clouds may seem to mask her view of God, storms flood her mind, darkness passes over her in times of prayer. But in all this, the religious knows to Whom she must always face: her Lord, her God, her Spouse.
"Called to contemplate and bear witness to the transfigured face of Christ, consecrated men and women are also called to a "transfigured" existence," through the profession of the evangelical counsels. "(Vita Consecrata, #35)
On this glorious feast, we will accept new aspirants into our community. Please pray for these new Sisters as they embark on the journey of God's holy will and seek to become transfigured into only Him.