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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June 16, 2019
Sr. Godelieve Theys. OCSO, June 4, 1923 - June 16, 2019

Sr. Godelieve Theys. OCSO, June 4, 1923 - June 16, 2019

Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO, beloved sister of Redwoods Monastery died on June 16th, Trinity Sunday, just 12 days after her 96thbirthday.

(Shown above: Sr. Godelieve at her 96th birthday celebration, 2019)

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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
June 26, 2019

Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 19 The Discipline of the Psalmody
Mass: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18; Resp Ps 105; Mt 7:15-20


Look to the Lord in his strength, seek to serve him constantly.
The words from today's Gospel Acclamation are ones to keep in our hearts: Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit. The Lord is our light and our salvation (Ps 27:1). 
GIVE GLORY IN HIS HOLY NAME; REJOICE ...

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