Conference 2: Religious Life

Gentle Reminders

  • Give yourself a solid 45-60 minutes of undistracted time.
  • Listen in a room set apart from others, not where there is a television or computer screen on.
  • Have a journal you can write with and write down the points that speak to your heart along with any questions you would like to bring to the live Zoom Q&A sessions.
  • After the conference, we invite you to ponder any key points that struck you and take some silent prayer time to let the Lord speak to you about these points.

Musical Meditation: Loving Gaze

By the Carmelite Sisters, from the Lean Into the Wind Album

Loving Gaze

by Carmelite Sisters | Lean Into the Wind

Loving Gaze Lyrics

Here I am drawn into your loving gaze.
You bid me draw near to you;
You steep my soul into a deep prayer
open wide your Sacred Heart
a downpour of grace floods over me
And here I am drawn into your loving gaze.

Words a whisper cannot hold.
Inside this heart of mind your divine Truth unfolds.
Open to me a love unknown
a burning charity that consumes my soul.
And here I am drawn into your loving gaze.

Looking at you looking at me;
inside this loving gaze I see who I am meant to be.
You offer yourself in humility:
in a gift of self I will be made free.
And here I am drawn into your loving gaze.

Can’t create this amazing love,
it’s only by your grace that I am here with you my Lord.
One with You in this sacred place
my soul is at rest as I gaze upon your face.
And here I am drawn into your loving gaze,
here I am drawn into your loving gaze.