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


 

 Of Note

   

Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God



Sr. Gertrude Feick of Redwoods has just published an important work, Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God, available on Amazon.  Order today!

  

On the Road with Thomas Merton


Sisters from Redwoods Abbey are featured in a unique "film" essay entitled, On the Road with Thomas Merton. Enjoy!

  

Sr Ann Marie



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December 25, 2019
The Birth of Christ

The Birth of Christ

BEHOLD, WHEN THE FULLNESS OF TIME HAD COME, GOD SENT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD!  

The fullness of time is NOW as Christ is ever being born anew in our hearts and our world.  In the words of Abbess Kathy:

Today (hodie) we stand in the ambience and reality of the ‘first Coming’, of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, this great gift of God’s beloved Son.  Today we celebrate this historical reality.  And this is not all: Today (hodie) we stand with open hearts of faith as we behold the ‘second Coming’, the birth of Christ personally to each one of us and to the expanded horizon of our Church and our world.  Let us never forget this: God’s incarnation is on-going and it needs each one of us, alone and together, to embody God’s life that is always coming into our lives.  

May the presence of Emmanuel, God with Us, fill our hearts with joy, give us hope for the future and help us carry the burdens of this life.

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From Sr. Godelieve...

Not in your strengths nor in your skills will you be blessed - but in your need....

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Daily Lectio

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: "They showed us unusual kindness"

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:1-4 Humility
Mass: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22; Resp Ps 117; Mk 16:15-18


Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

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