Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

O Mary! Today by your conception you have brought our Savior to the world. Today the Godhead has become one with our humanity in such a permanent bond that nothing can break it—not our ingratitude, not death itself. (St. Catherine of Siena)

Mary is the model for all of us on our journey of faith. She pondered God's word in her heart and contemplated his salvific deeds. By her faith-filled and uncompromising “Yes” she became the Mother of the Redeemer and gave life to the world. God is speaking to each one of us too; he is asking us to let go of all our fears and insecurities to follow him unreservedly. We all carry God's word in our hearts, but it requires our own “Yes” in order to bear fruit. Mary didn't have all the answers, but she placed her complete confidence in the Lord. Will you?
“The Almighty has done great things for me and holy his his name!”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Welcome to our blog! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our brand-new web site also! This blog is our attempt to give you a peek inside the cloister in order to make our cloistered-contemplative lifestyle better known and understood. We are one of the three missionary Congregations founded by St. Arnold Janssen and the passion of our life is that the love of Christ be known to all nations!

Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Augustine

I came to you late, O Beauty so ancient and new; I came to love you late. You were within me and I was outside, where I rushed about wildly searching for you. You were with me but I was not with you. You called me, you shouted to me, you wrapped me in your splendor, you broke past my deafness. You bathed me in your light, you sent my blindness reeling. You gave out such a delightful fragrance, and it made me hunger and thirst; you touched me, and I burned to know your peace.