Sister Maria Gracia and I are leaving very early on the 19th. It’s true that the time goes fast! It seems like only yesterday we had our first look of the parish.
Seeing how much people need God has given me new strength to cooperate with God in everything. He wants to teach me during the last months of my formation time, (which I will be going through now that I am going back to Peru). The time here has been amazing. I am amazed at how good people are here, really I’m like: Oh, all you parishioners are so kind, generous, joyful and you have taught me so much with your edifying example.READ MORE
Speak, for your servant is listening.” With those few words, Samuel humbles himself and declares his loyalty and obedience to God. There are perhaps for many of us challenges in those words. Initially, Samuel responds “Here I am,” but thinks it was Eli who called him. The idea of being a servant and the willingness to serve are what may be trials for us in terms of how we live.READ MORE
One of the arguments that’s made in favor of abolishing the use of capital punishment in the US is that we as a country are not in sync with international norms. The larger international consensus has rejected the use of execution which means the US is in company with those countries that still use it: China, Iran, Singapore, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and a few other despotic regimes.READ MORE
Our community likes music and we also love to act and to create small plays... Especially during our formation time. Our sisters perform different plays so that we can express the important experiences that we are going through. This year the sisters put on a play of the shepherd's experience when Jesus was born. The happiness and hope that they experienced that day. This play was a musical interpreted by several sisters from the formation house, some of them in charge of acting, others backstage working on the costumes and the set up of the scenery, while others were performing with different instruments.
Art is a way of expressing God's Beauty. He gives us different gifts and talents that are meant to be shared with others. We encourage you to think today: What is my talent? What gift has God given me?
It looks like we really are living just this side of the gates of hell: “Army and Homeland Security prepping teachers for the gunman at the door”, so reads a recent headline. Apparently, the US Army and the Department of Homeland Security have created a computer based simulator that trains teachers on how to best react in an active-shooter situation. Many will respond: good we need to do all we can to keep our children and our schools safe. Pretty much the same as when airport security and the TSA were implemented. It’s just a way of life now. But does it have to be this way?READ MORE