May 6, 2009

Time for the Lord

Tis the season of summer schedules...

Retreats, vacations and Sisters helping out all around the Province...

In April one of the great excitements in our community is the reception of summer schedules. These are a masterpiece of choreography as each Sister receives time for her annual seven day retreat, her time for vacation, time for community days ... and her summer work.

The convents where teaching is the sole apostolate close for the summer and the Sisters go forth to relieve others so that they may have a welcome break. Our Sisters help with summer religion programs and youth camps all over the country. Never a dull moment.

It is a time to grow in our bonds of community as we visit and work with Sisters we've not seen for some time. It is a time to rest a bit, to renew one's heart and to gain the spiritual strength to go forth to serve the Lord.

It's a time to practice abandonment (you never know where you may go, or with whom, or when). It's a time to pray more. It is a time for the Lord.

--submitted by Sister M. Luka

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