This week our community, along with friends/oblates, will enter into retreat together.
Pray for us (as we will for you) while we hear our own Joan Chittister speak on women and holiness--an opportunity for reflection and growth.
Until we meet again...
Mary Oliver gives us her wisdom.
A morning-glory morning with its usual glory,
dawn particularly startling with citrons and
mauves, petunias in the garden flashing their
tender signals of gratitude. The sunflowers
creak in their grass-colored dresses. Cosmos,
the four o'clocks, the sweet alyssum nod to
the roses who so very politely nod back.
And now it is time to go to work. At my desk
I look out over the fluttering petals, little
fires. Each one fresh and almost but not quite
Consider wearing such a satisfying body!
Consider being, with your entire self, such
a quiet prayer!
Let us walk in the holy presence.
(Planting our own quiet prayers--four rows of corn--to be greeted in a couple of months!)
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