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May others find in us the shelter and the love that we have been so freely given by those who have mothered us
I don’t even want to recount
what has happened
in my life this year.
I just want to be with the One
who already knows.
who knows me through and through
better than I know myself.
If I fail in speech,
I pray You will teach
me kind words to speak.
May I see clearly with the eye of my beating heart. May I have the wisdom to listen with special care. May my heart and mind be in tune to…
Her voice echoes from of old, beckoning me to be still.
“The sacrament of reconciliation provides another new beginning, an opportunity to “make a firm purpose of amendment” knowing we are forgiven and loved by a merciful God who strengthens our resolve to make the life changes we so hope for ourselves. It also opens our hearts and creates empathy for others; we all share a brokenness that manifests in different ways in all of us.”
“At New York, we began to experience the care of a maternal Providence which watched over us.”
“How we shall admire God's care of us!”
“Come then, dear daughters, to enjoy yourselves a little in the Lord and prepare for what the future has in store for you.”
“[Your charity], it was life a gift from heaven, and is a new proof of the tender watchfulness of that divine Providence, of which we are in truth doubly the children.”
“Our dear Lord has preserved us, and at this moment, eleven o'clock in the morning, everything leads us to hope that the worst is over.”
“October 22! Fifteen years ago today we arrived in our forest. How many graces since then.”
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