The Profound Path to Prayer Given by St. Teresa of Avila
As we approach the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila on October 15 (in this year of celebrating the 500th anniversary of her birth), we wanted to share with you some insights from her about prayer. So great was this saint’s love for prayer and so ardent her desire to lead others to it that she appeals to those who do not pray, “Anyone who has not begun to pray, I beg, for... Read More
Listening from the Heart
In our Constitution it says, “As servants of our Lord we must ask Him to grant us the grace continuously to hear with His ears, to see with His eyes, to speak with His words, to touch with His loving tenderness.” Our life here is not a strictly silent one. Not in the formal sense anyway. Fellowship, works of mercy, familial sharing throughout the day are all integral to... Read More
Love without expectations: A visit to Prison
The van stopped and I went into the visiting room, where I was assigned a table and told to wait for the inmate I had come to see. There were other prisoners in the room visiting with members of their family. As I waited I glanced around—there was a young, tall Asian inmate with his wife and little daughter. He kept trying to keep the small girl in his arms, but she kept... Read More
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