(First Listen to Part 1 in Previous Post)
How can silence make us more like Christ? Mother Wendy explains this secret to sanctity.
We felt like St. Hubert as we watched this amazing animal, a stag with a full rack of antlers, up close!
Sr. Mary Francis shares a reflection on the grace of our Baptism during Morning Prayer and a Communion Service that the sisters are leading early each morning during Lent for members of the Parish, especially for workers, that cannot attend daily mass.
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"That is why I cannot be silent – nor would it be good to do so – about such great blessings and such a gift that the Lord so kindly bestowed in the land of my captivity. This is how we can repay such blessings, when our lives change and we come to know God, to praise and bear witness to his great wonders before every nation under heaven." - St. Patrick
In our Irish home there is a lovely picture of St. Philomena. She is a powerful saint who was martyred at the age of fourteen and who was buried in the catacombs and forgotten. It was 17 centuries later that her relics were discovered and moved to a church in Mugnano, Italy where miracles began to happen. She is shown in pictures with an anchor, arrows, lilies and a palm branch.
Today we experienced our own miracle! This morning Mother prayed before the picture of St. Philomena and asked for a sign about whether to expand and "anchor" another convent in Ireland and for another very special intention. Not giving the prayer a second thought, the sisters went for a walk on the beach. The tide was far out and the sisters were able to walk all the way across to another beach, wading through an ankle-high tide where the river empties out into the sea. As Mother was standing among the rocks she spied something buried in the sand among mossy rocks. She bent over and tugged at the top and to her surprise pulled out an anchor! Tell us your thoughts! We believe this is a miracle of St. Philomena who answers prayers. The anchor is the symbol of hope.
St. Philomena you're the best!
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.