Monday, March 28, 2011

One Year

Our "new" website is now one year old!  Here's some stats:

20,000 visitors to our website.

8,000 visitors to our blog.

6,500 prayer requests.

1,000 Facebook fans between our two pages, Mount Grace Convent
and Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters.

Deo Gratias!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Love of Christ

I have heard people say that looking at the crucifix or meditating on the Passion of Christ makes them feel guilty. An experience of God's love—as manifested in the Passion—can leave us asking, “What do you want from me?” To know Someone did so much for me me is overwhelming and we feel we must do something in return. He doesn't ask anything from us, but he hopes we will strive to love him. As our Creator he could demand our love; as our Redeemer he could make us feel indebted to him. But we are free to respond to his love or not.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dust and Ashes

Lord, you are merciful to all, and hate nothing you have created. You overlook the sins of men to bring them to repentance. You are the Lord our God. 
(Wisdom 11:24, 25, 27)

Let us pray:
Father in heaven,
the light of your truth bestows sight
to the darkness of sinful eyes.
May this season of repentance
bring us the blessing of your forgiveness
and the gift of your light.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

(from the entrance antiphon and alternate opening prayer for the Mass of Ash Wednesday)