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Topic: friendship

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Prayer: Small blessings, big impact

Oh, God, it’s winter. I think of the small blessings of cold and chill, ice and snow, and how the season can have a big effect on my mood and feelings, if I let it. Small, one-of-a-kind snowflakes create big, white blankets of beauty and soon receive squeals of delight as youngsters, muffled and gloved,…

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“I feel the touch of Jesus very often in the presence of our elder sisters. They are experts in encouragement conveyed by a touch on the shoulder, a hand on my arm, a smile that comes from the light in their hearts and shines through their eyes. I am strengthened, encouraged and humbled when one after the other says to me, “I pray for you every day.” Yes — all of these moments are moments of being touched by Jesus — assured of being a valued part of that living body.”

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“Sister St. Francis is resuscitated enough to preach for the jubilee. To see if she is dead, we shall have to take a little, or even a big boy to her room and ask her about preparing him for Baptism or for Confession. If she opens neither her eyes nor her mouth, we may have the funeral in all safety.”

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“You understand at least, my dearly loved sisters, that I do not have to get down deep in my heart before finding the tender love that fills it for you all...”

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“Really, I am humiliated in seeing Sister St. Francis run in the way of perfection while I just drag along.”

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“We again offered up to heaven the sacrifices of all that we loved, and we thought of those who were weeping for us.”

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“Give my love and greetings to all the sisters, and say that I wish them every good thing which they themselves desire...”

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“She was all this time a good Sister of Providence, and her loss is keenly felt, by none however so deeply as by me.”

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“The heart understands the heart. As yours was speaking in your letter, mine understood its language.”

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“I fully enter into your difficulties, this is the same as telling you that I suffer with you. Need I tell you that I pray for you?”

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“You do well to pray for me. Ask for me especially the grace of a good death.”

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“Mon Dieu! How happy I should be if I could see you become some day what you ought to be!”

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December 11
“...the eye is lost in the ravishing spectacle [nature], so calculated to elevate the soul towards the author of all things.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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