August 4, 2014

Into the Silence

Have you ever taken time to be silent?  For some this can be a scary thought.  Do you find you have to "fill" the silent moments in your day?  Many times the radio is on in the car or the TV at home.  Perhaps you have experienced those awkward moments in a conversation when it is quiet and there is nothing to say.

In the spiritual life silence is necessary.  It is when we quiet the exterior then we can listen to the interior.  Sometimes the interior is "noisy" too, yet now we can face what is going on within our hearts.  We learn to recognize the voice of the One who loves:  Jesus.

On the evening of August 3rd our postulants and novices entered into silence.  They began their ten day retreat in preparation for reception and first profession of vows.  We pray they encounter the love of the Father as He calls them deeper into the Heart of His Son in the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are grateful for their yes to following Jesus' call.  Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to make this next step in religious life.

And what about you?  Where do you need to make room for the voice of Jesus?  Can you turn off the radio today while taking that drive?  Listen.  Be still.  You too can encounter Love.  He wants to speak to you!


Candice said...

God bless your postulants and novices as they prepare for their big days! And thank you, Sisters, for the reminder to try to find time for silence. Hard to hear God's voice if your head is full of other "music."

God bless you all.

Audrey said...

Prayer go out to the postulants and novices preparing for their next steps in religious life, and excited for your entire community to be growing even larger. May God bless you all and keep you ever in His tender care.