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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April 14, 2019
Religious Education Congress 2019

Religious Education Congress 2019

Thirsting for Justice was the theme of this year’s Religious Education Congress, an annual event held in the Anaheim Convention Center and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Congress offered more than 300 workshops presented by 200 speakers and welcomed over 40,000 attendees during a three-day period.

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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
April 19, 2019

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:10-19
The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: Is 52:13-53:12; Resp Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42


Those who have not heard shall ponder it.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE HEALED.
HE SHALL TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF MANY, AND WIN PARDON FOR THEIR OFFENSES.

For today's reflection, I share with you the text from the hymn we sung at Morning Prayer, No Path Upon the Sea, ...

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