Category Archives: Reflections

A Song In My Heart

St. Cecilia has long been venerated in the Church as a virgin-martyr, and has equally-long been the patroness of musicians because with a “song in her heart,” she converted her husband while preserving her vow of virginity.  Her association with music is especially meaningful for me because music has been an ever-present part of my…
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An Unexpected Birthday Gift: Humility

An Unexpected Birthday Gift: Humility Last year, we started a new tradition in the Novitiate. On a Sister’s birthday, we all go around the table and thank the Sister for something that she has done for us. My birthday was a few weeks ago, and it was a really beautiful experience. As the Sisters were…
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The Gift of Littleness

The Gift of Littleness: Confessions of a Postulant One month ago, I entered the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration as a postulant. It has been a time of such joy, and every day is new. I have been challenged and surprised, but most of all, I have been overwhelmed with my sense of littleness.…
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In the Heart of the Church

In the Heart of the Church Our Charism is a living out of the Paschal Mystery During the Lenten season I have been praying through the Gospel accounts of the Lord’s Passion in order to cultivate sorrow for my sins and a deeper gratitude for the salvation Christ won for us. As I meditated on…
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