He Came For Us
The Infant God-Child in our main cloister hallway welcoming all with outstretched arms
"The mighty Word, in the human nature He assumed, traversed the heights and depths of the cosmos that in His divine nature He created. He came down so low, so that we who lie prostrate may be raise up aloft with him in Heaven"
_ John Sayward in Cradle of Redeeming Love
We pray you are having a very grace-filled Christmas and blessed New Year!
Here are some monastery scenes during the Christmas Season.
We enjoyed our annual Christmas visit with our seminarians during the Christmas Octave. As Fr. Andy Garner, our diocesan vocation director reminded us, this is our 5th year together during the Advent / Christmas Season!
This year our Passionist Oblate Veda Mattingly loaned us the Christmas hats of Oblate Judy Roby (RIP). As you can see we had a lot of fun with these crazy hats!
Santa's elves enjoy choosing a hat for each Sister
"Whew, I'm glad to get that off my head. Now if I can just off the floor!
As I close this post I want to share with you that each of you, our readers, are in our prayers. We pray that the joys and trials of 2010 will bring you into a more intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. He truly is "the reason for the season"! What other religion has a god who would became a zygote, an embryo, an infant, a child, and eventually a man murdered in the prime of his life...so that you and I would KNOW the radical love of God for each of us personally?! May the Passionate love of our Lord Jesus Christ be ever in our hearts!
Oh, by the way, we have been having quite a few blog visitors recently...friends of Ane Kirstine! She arrived safely this evening...just an hour ago. It was so wonderful to see her. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. She is truly a woman seeking to love God and neighbor in the Heart of the Church. More photos in next post!