A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration "For God created man for incorruption, and made him in the Image of His own Eternity." Wisdom 2:23



Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Different Route

Epiphany at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery has a striking character; it is the day when we have our ‘house blessing.’ ‘Every heart’ here has striven to ‘prepare Him room,’ and every nun has cleaned her cell! Therefore it is a perfect time to join ‘heaven & nature’ in singing the glories of God and invoking the blessing of our newborn Savior. As prayers are prayed and carols sung through the hallways, the words of the Magi are apropos: “we have come to adore Him!” Like these noble men, countless Christians (and maybe you!) have sought out the Christ, have been led by the light of faith, and have found Him, not in a manger as they did, but abiding in the Eucharist. Such an encounter with God includes a call, an invitation. As Pope Benedict writes,

’And they departed to their own country by another way" (Mt 2:12). The Gospel tells us that after their meeting with Christ, the Magi returned home "by another way". This change of route can symbolize the conversion to which all those who encounter Jesus are called, in order to become the true worshippers that He desires (cf Jn 4: 23-24)…Listening to Christ and worshipping Him leads us to make courageous choices ... Jesus is demanding, because He wishes our genuine happiness. …When we meet Christ and accept His Gospel, life changes and we are driven to communicate our experience to others.”


One such person who could perhaps identify with this call to live a life especially dedicated to God and His Gospel is our newest postulant, Sr. Christy. A bright new star in our midst, she entered on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2010! Thank you for keeping her in your prayers as her great journey begins! And thanks be to God for the grace He gives to men and women such as her to make ‘courageous choices’ on behalf of the Church! May you be blessed with a new encounter with the Word made Flesh this Epiphany!

6 comments:

Michelle Therese said...

Happy New Year sisters!!!

Anonymous said...

Blessings and prayers to all of the sisters. May God shine His face upon you.
Your blog background is beautifu but is difficult read the script.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, Sisters-and congratulations on the new postulant!

Yes, I agree with Anonymous @ 4:30: the background is beautiful, but it's hard to read the script. Maybe it can be fixed?

Barb in NY

Anonymous said...

+JMJ+
Congratulations Sr. Christy!!!!

I love you and you're always in my prayers!
In JMJ,
Sr. Nicole's sister

roseann said...

Dear Sr. Christy,

We are so very proud of you and keep you in our prayers daily. May Jesus be in your soul and Mary at your side. May Michael and the angels guard and protect you and may St. Therese intercede for you always.

Love, Mom and Bob

PS - in case you don't know the 2010 Entrances in the Photo site is not operative. Anxiously waiting :)!

Margaret said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR SISTERS.I like your web site and blog.