Friday, February 26, 2016

Learning Christ - A Prayer for Lent

Teach me, my Lord, to be gentle
In all the events of life -
in all the disappointments,
in the thoughtlessness of others,
in the insincerity of those I trusted,
in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.

Let me put myself aside,
to think of the happiness of others,
to hide my little pains and heartaches,
so that I may be the only one to suffer from them.

Teach me to profit by the suffering that
comes across my path.

Let me so use it that it may mellow me,
not harden nor embitter me;
that it may make me patient, not irritable,
that it may make me broad in my
forgiveness, not narrow, haughty and overbearing.

   May no one be less good for having come within my influence.
No one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble for having been
a fellow-traveler in our journey toward ETERNAL LIFE.

   As I go my rounds from one distraction to another, 
let me whisper from time to time, a word of love to thee.
May my life be lived in the super-natural, full of

power for good, and strong in its purpose of sanctity.

(source unknown)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Monastic Experience Weekends for Young Women

February 11-14, 2016 
September 1-4, 2016

This is an opportunity to listen deeply for God's voice as you experience the richness of monastic life: silence, the beauty of nature, private and communal prayer, and meditation. Sisters will be available to guide discernment.

The schedule includes participation in the monastic hours of prayer, Eucharist, and meditation with the sisters in the monastic choir. There will be conferences on prayer and monastic spirituality as well as time for hikes in our old growth redwood forests as weather and time permit. Meals will be taken with the sisters and lodging is in the Guest House. Some time for manual labor may also be included.

Click here to download a schedule of the event

Find out about upcoming weekends - contact Sr. Suzanne,