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The blessing of a new day. The blessing of color and sunlight. The blessing of the gentle breeze. The blessing of the cool shade beneath a tall lush tree. The…
God of hope and possibilities,I am searching.
I have the energy and desire to work with others for the good of all others.
But how, when, where, with whom?
“I believe Mother Theodore’s treasures were these: steadfast belief in Providence; an enduring and practical love of people – especially her sisters; and a sense of this place, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, as the deep well from which she drank in the presence, strength, and elaborate beauty of God.”
“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.”
“At New York, we began to experience the care of a maternal Providence which watched over us.”
“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...”
“[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.”
“It will be good to die like Sister did, but for that we have to live as she did. She did not think even once that she had to be judged ... she ran toward Jesus with the greatest love but without a particle of fear.”
“... may [God] shed on you the sweetest lights and the most abundant blessings of [God's] grace.”
“Every evening at the same hour when the weather was calm, I went to go on deck and bless God for all the wonders of [God's] creation. I loved to consider the care of God's Providence which extends even to the little fishes.”
“Love the children first, and then teach them.”
“What have we to do in order to be saints? Nothing extraordinary; nothing more than what we do every day. Only do it for [God's] love...”
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