I have ascended to the highest in me, and look! The Lord is towering above that. In my curiosity I have descended to explore my lowest depths, yet I found God even deeper. If I looked outside myself, I saw God stretching beyond the furthest I could see; and if I looked within, God was yet further within. Then I knew the truth of what I had read, "In God we live and move and have our being."  

—Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, 12th Century


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A Pilgrim's Search for God
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May 02, 2019
A Monastic Day of Prayer at St Agnes Parish

A Monastic Day of Prayer at St Agnes Parish

On Saturday, April 27, Sisters Claire, Karen, and Gertrude were gifted with the opportunity to lead a Monastic Day of Prayer at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, a ministry of St Agnes Church, San Francisco.

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Sisters’ Stories

I ask of You this day, the grace to become a servant and to give my life here as a ransom for peace as a ransom for life. Jesus, draw me into Your joy of crucified love.

(Fr.Christophe, martyr/monk of Atlas, Algiers, quoted in How Far to Follow? Bernardo Olivera, OCSO)

From Sister Victoria Serra...

Since junior high when we studied medieval Europe I had felt drawn to monasteries. I entered an Active teaching order when I turned 18 and there became interested in the House of Prayer Movement....

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Daily Lectio
May 24, 2019

Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 5:14-19
Mass: Acts 15:22-31; Resp Ps 57; Jn 15:12-17

Be exalted above the heavens, O God, above all the earth be your glory!

Jesus commands us to love one another. This is no superficial or fleeting love; this love is about laying down one's life for one's friends. In his chapter on the Tools for Good Works, St Benedict gives us some ways we might extend this kind of love .

Harbor neither ...

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May 16 - May 19, 2019

We make this spiritual heritage available today and invite young women (ages 18-40) to join us for this unique opportunity to experience the richness of monastic life...

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