A Heart For Valentine’s Day

//A Heart For Valentine’s Day

This is just a quick post to encourage you this Lent: LET THE LORD LOVE YOU!  Because there is really NOTHING that compares with His Love…when we just let Him love us!  Here’s a bit of proof:

Each Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (and every Friday in Lent for that matter) for as long as I’ve been a Nun (and much longer than that, I’m quite sure!), our evening fast day fare is a baked potato.  This year, when I realized that Ash Wednesday fell on Valentine’s Day, I admit that I was a little bummed.  As the community cook, I always try make the Sisters a nice, festive meal to celebrate.  Anyway, I thought: “Well, that’s that! Baked potatoes for Valentine’s day.” 

Little did I know, but the Lord was preparing the Feast for us this year.  Here’s the true story: I got a bag of idaho potatoes from the store for our Ash Wednesday meal.  You can imagine my surprise – my utter DELIGHT and SURPRISE – when I emptied the bag into our potato bin and found this:Yes, it is a potato heart!  Only the Divine Bridegroom could prepare and deliver such a surprise this Valentines Day/Ash Wednesday!  He has been preparing it for so long a time…in some field in Idaho.  In His Providence, He made sure that that bag was put on a truck headed toward Buckeye, AZ.  Then made sure that my hand picked the right bag.  And voila – BEST VALENTINE’S DAY SURPRISE EVER!

What can I say: “The Lord knows how to love us!” 

Eat your heart out, people! – or maybe just eat a potato 😉

By | 2018-02-14T16:06:06+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Blog|11 Comments


  1. Nadine Swartz February 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Amazing!! God is good…all the time! Thank u for sharing. God bless!!

  2. Rita Vargo February 14, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you Sister.. 😊

  3. Pam February 14, 2018 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Awesome story Sr. Fidelis! Thank you for sharing! 💕💖

  4. Susan K February 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    So beautifully amazing.

  5. Jenny Ruth February 15, 2018 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Your story is cheerful, funny, and filled with the most incredible awe inspired love!! Your smile is a reflection of His love for us, and this story uplifted not only myself but also my [email protected]@@ thank you Sister Mary Fideles!! Thank you for spreading the love 🙂

  6. Patti Binkowski February 15, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Beautiful story! And beautiful potatoe! 💝

  7. peg kline February 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Sister you are so FULL of His love! blessings to all of you!

  8. Janet February 15, 2018 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    So what did you do with it??? It is awesome. I love little winks from God like this!!!

    • Sr. Mary Fidelis February 16, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

      It was baked and cut into pieces so each Sister received a piece! 🙂 True story: It was in fact more delicious than any other potato than I have ever eaten!

  9. Susan February 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful story!! Praise God for His wonderful, playful love for us!

  10. Eileen Mundine February 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Your smile and that potato made me smile! And then to read that you cut the potato into pieces and each Sister received a piece of it made my heart smile, Such a “heart warming” story! Thank you!

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