Sr. Godelieve recounts her call to the Monastery first in Belgium at the monastery of Our Lady of Nazareth and then in the United States at Redwoods. She talks of her contemplative awakening through the years and the role the monastery played in her life. Sr Godelieve at 89 years old is the senior member of our community. She is a musician, contemplative, prophetic witness to Christ in the world through social justice and most beloved sister.
This recipe post is dedicated to libbiali.
Today in the kitchen, we needed to make a quick salad dressing for our guests. Here's what the Spirit cooked up for us.
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup total salad oil. ( I used half olive oil and half canola oil)*
1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
1 clove garlic pressed
1 dollop** of orange creamed honey
Whisk until all the ingredients are blended toget
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