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Pope Francis' Latest Zingers Toward Priests Are Troubling SEASONS OF GRACE - September 18, 2016 ... "…preferring to allow ourselves to be convinced that truly they were able to eliminate him and invent bitter discourses to justify the idleness that blocks us in the immobile sound of vain complaints. It is horrible when a bishop complains." WELL, THEN! In fairness, I've cherry-picked these quotes from a long and substantive talk . And Pope Francis has never had children, so perhaps he hasn't had to consider the effect of such negativity on the human psyche. I am bothered, though. Most ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/pope-francis-latest-zingers-toward-priests-are-troubling/
Cloistered Anytime. Even Now. THE CLOISTERED HEART - August 26, 2016 Among my re-discovered letters from friends, I found the following treasure. It was written by a woman who'd read the original The Cloistered Heart article when it was published in 1993, and now (twenty years later) was reflecting upon her own embrace of its ideals. "...I was drawn to the idea of a cloister in my heart. I longed for a place to retreat from the world, to be alone with Jesus. I not only longed for a place where I could escape the noise of ...http://www.thecloisteredheart.org/2016/08/cloistered-anytime-even-now.html
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul REFLECTIONS OF AN RSCJ - June 29, 2016 ... fidelity. Both showed great emotion but were leaders of men. I love reading their letters in the New Testament. If you have not sat down to read a letter straight through for some time, do so and you will be rewarded by having the author come alive for you - at least that has been my experience. On another subject, I greeted one of our Religious who has been living in Japan for years and is here to make her retreat. She saw me and pulled out from her purse a ...http://reflectionsofanrscj.blogspot.com/2016/06/feast-of-saints-peter-and-paul.html