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A Reflection by Sr Cecilia Marie

A Reflection by Sr Cecilia Marie

By: Sister Cecilia Marie of St. Therese, O.C.D. “From henceforth you shall be called…”What will it be, Lord? Alright, Lord I’ve surrendered. May Your Will be done! Oh, but Lord I really would like this name!” These are the thoughts that occupied my mind as...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

On this lovely feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, I encourage you, if you haven’t already done so, to foster within yourself a relationship with Our Lady as a child to a mother. After all, she truly is your heavenly mother. As you pray, think of her as gazing lovingly upon on you, her child. Look into her eyes.

He Grants our Deepest Desires

He Grants our Deepest Desires

Reflection by Sister Meredith of Christ Crucified, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! By God’s grace, I will soon be professing my final vows to our Lord Jesus Christ, binding myself to be poor, chaste, and obedient forever. I couldn’t ask for anything more!...

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

A mother’s heart knows the meaning of suffering, especially when she is faced with the suffering of her child. Yet, our Lady of Sorrows shows us that the darkest moments in our lives can become great moments of hope in God’s goodness. Mary’s faith in God’s graciousness transformed her sorrow into hope. Her motherly heart answers our suffering with love.

Look on the Star, Look to Mary

Look on the Star, Look to Mary

Have you ever experienced inner turmoil and not known who to turn to for help? Look to the Star, look to Mary, our gracious Mother. She knows how to calm the storms of our minds and hearts by bringing them to her Son.