Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fresh Loveliness

College of St. Catherine campus.

My front yard.

Fort Snelling State Park.

...the sweetness of the Holy Spirit is boundless and swift
to encompass all creatures in grace
its path is a torrent and streams of sanctity flow from it in its bright power
the Holy Spirit itself is a burning and shining serenity

Hildegard of Bingen

Today I'm grateful for: Kurt's hard-won sobriety - may it continue; the opportunities for care and service which daily present themselves; fun and interesting people Twittering; the beauty of the unfolding spring; the people I live with; the ability to connect with people on other continents in real time via the internet; calm and serenity.
Holding in prayer today: Amy and family; Graham nearing the end of his life; J&J in their new marriage; certain fear-filled people; immigrants struggling to find a place in the U.S. despite the many difficult and unnecessary roadblocks; MK, JK, PC, and others recovering from surgeries; LS who needs to find a way to get more sleep; MF and DO facing surgeries; CM and others beginning radiation treatments; women discerning religious life; Sisters of St. Joseph in Burkina Faso.

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