It’s Sunday evening – it has taken me this long to find my way to this blog today. On the first Sunday of each month we have a retreat day – a day of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, a day of quiet, rest and spiritual reading. What a gift this day is each month. As Religious Sisters we are very blessed to have this retreat time built into our way of life; it is a time to foster our relationship with our Spouse!
Today was also World Day for Consecrated Life and our Sisters also took part in solemn Vespers at our Cathedral in company with Sisters from other communities and with the laity especially young women from various high schools in the Diocese. It is a day to reflect on our Religious Vocation and to thank God for His call. Please pray for Vocations to the Consecrated Life - for vocations to my own community. There is much work to be done in the Church.
I also wanted to share about our meditation on Sacred Scripture. Every Saturday evening we consciously enter into the Lord’s Day, and following our Holy Hour and Evening Prayer we get together to share on the Mass readings for Sunday. This is not Bible Study but a time to familiarize ourselves with the readings and to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us about God’s Word through the insights of our Sisters. When the Readings are proclaimed at Mass we have already heard them and can receive God’s Word in a deeper way.
Anyone can take time to prepare the readings – as married couples, as a family, as a group of friends. God’s Word is ever new and no matter how many times we hear it there is a new meaning for our lives.
God bless you! As we begin this Fifth Week in Ordinary Time let’s remember that once we know Jesus no day is ordinary!