Suscipe me Domine, secundum eloquim Tuum, et vivam;
et non confundas me ab expectatione mea.
“Receive me, Lord, according to Thy word, and I shall live;
and let me not be confounded in my hope”
Summer is always a time of adventures, apostolic and otherwise. In the Convent, this summer has been characterized by the absence of a normal kitchen owing to significant and much needed updates, particularly of the plumbing. As the renovation continues, the
"The works of art inspired by Scripture
remain a reflection of the unfathomable mystery
which engulfs and inhabits the world."
- Pope St. John Paul II: Letter to Artist (1999)
"Courage, dearest daughter. You are now laid in spirit on the Altar, there to be offered in sacrifice and slain; nay, more, to be consumed as a holocaust in the sight of the living God."
- St. Francis de Sales, Letter to a Novice on the Occasion of her Profession
The saying, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!" is much more applicable in the convent than one might think.
With grateful hearts we extend a hearty "thank you" to all who made our annual BBQ such a delightful day for God's glory. May God, who is never outdone in generosity, bless abundantly each of you - our generous hosts, dedicated Committee members and volunteers, families, and all who supported us by your prayers and presence.
"And Mary, what shall we say to Thee? Mary, Thou art the Sacristan of the High Priest!
Thou wert a Sacristan in Bethlehem when He did come to Thee as wheat and grapes in
the crib of Bethlehem. Thou wert His Sacristan at the Cross, where He became the Living
Bread and Wine through the Crucifixion. Thou art His Sacristan now, as He comes from
the altar of the Cross wearing only the drained chalice of His sacred Body."
- Calvary and the Mass