We are called by God to be a presence inflamed within our world, witnessing to God’s love through prayer, joyful witness and loving service. Our mission is a God-given mission which overflows from each sister’s profound life of prayer.
“True compassion does not marginalize, humiliate or exclude and does not celebrate the passing away of a patient.”
The Miami Heat surprised our Sister Margaret Ann with a pep rally celebrating her work at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
One of the deepest desires of a feminine heart is to experience the strong and protecting love of a father and the delight he takes in her unique beauty and dignity. Our Heavenly Father fulfills this deep desire in us as He shares his love through Jesus, His Son. We can find healing, peace and our truest identity when in the power of the Holy Spirit we cry “Abba, Father!”
The December Handmaidens will be a special one with an opportunity for a Day of Prayer, and ending with Las Posadas, dinner and Christmas Caroling in the neighborhood.
“Prayer…is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us,” wrote St. Teresa of Avila. We need not be afraid to approach God in prayer. He desires that we bring Him our true selves – the real you conversing with the real God.
This is my story about how meeting the Carmelite Sisters has helped me to grow in my Christian faith.
Our overarching song this month is: Wind Beneath My Wings. So, what’s in a song? Well, how about – “I could fly higher than an eagle, ’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.” The lyrics to this song can actually teach us quite a lot about the Sacred Heart and His nurturing love in our lives.
Each month, a reflection of Mother Maria Luisa Josefa’s life will be presented to offer our readers a glimpse into the life of our Venerable Foundress, lovingly called Mother Luisita. We pray the example of the de la Peña family will offer a marvelous witness of faith, patience, and love to all families. Family is where love begins!
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