October 1, 2009

The Magic of Ordinary Days

The longest season in the liturgical year is Ordinary Time.

God's wisdom in the Church is seen in this most unremarkable fact. We can only become holy in ordinary time...

In recreation...

In prayer...

In community...
In the daily work we are given...




In all that we are and all that we do, by living in union with the Lord, striving to manifest His grace, we imperceptibly are changed. Life lived in Christ becomes holy - in ordinary time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sisters!
No ordinary times in these wonderful photos!

I see Sr. M. Henrietta and Sr. M. Wencesla...who are the others?
And that was some math equation! :)

Thanks for sharing!
a grateful reader

Anonymous said...

Dear Sister,
Why are some Sisters
"Sister Mary something" and others "Sister M. something" and then there's
"Mother M. Regina Pacis?"
Sort of confusing...

Thanks
Carol

1 Franciscan Way said...

When we receive our religious name, we always receive "Sister..." and it always includes some form of Mary. For most of our Sisters, "Mary" is silent, and always written with "M." in our name. In some cases, and for various reasons, the "Mary" or "Maria" or "Marie" is included in the name.

When a Sister is elected and appointed Mother Provincial or Mother General, she receives the title "Mother."