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The Sweet and Fiery Strength of God’s Love

By | 2014-09-19T22:27:45+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Nun News Blog|

I beseech Thee, O Lord, that the fiery and sweet strength of Thy love may absorb my soul from all things that are under heaven, that I may die for love of Thy love as Thou didst deign to die for love of my love." - St. Francis of Assisi If any human heart ever [...]

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

By | 2014-09-18T03:31:37+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Just like The Father’s Tale, in my first blog book review, Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska could be used to prop open a door, but once again I highly recommend it. Here are some quotes for a sneak peak. “Let that which He has ordained happen to me” “True greatness of the soul is in [...]

Into Your Hands Father

By | 2014-09-11T09:41:25+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

When we are so preoccupied with our past and our future, we naturally have neither energy nor openness left for the present moment, the only moment that mediates God's will." Have you noticed that sometimes the subtitle of a book really says it all!  In the case of "Into Your Hands Father" by Fr. Wilfrid [...]

Leisure: The Basis of Culture

By | 2014-09-10T17:43:37+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

As a cloistered contemplative Nun, a question I frequently receive is, “What do you do?” This is closely followed by, “What? All you do is pray?” Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper explores the notion of “not everything is useless, which cannot be brought under the definition of the useful.” In our ‘workaday” [...]

The Father’s Tale

By | 2014-09-04T18:06:45+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Before I entered the monastery I did not read much. I enjoyed reading bedtime stories to my nieces and nephews, I excitingly read restaurant menus and I longed for the Sunday comics to be delivered, but that was the extent of it. What, a cloistered nun who doesn’t like to read? Can it be? However, [...]

Fioretti by Andrea Tornielli

By | 2014-09-02T18:19:10+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

God always saves the best for us.  But He asks us to let ourselves be surprised by His love, to accept His surprises." - Pope Francis, July 24, 2013 I know some people who are "One Book People" - they read only one book at a time and read it at a steady rate, say [...]

Why Reading Reverie?

By | 2014-08-21T23:33:27+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

There are times when the very mention of spiritual reading makes one want to hide (cue Fergus): Just too much to do, not enough time in the day!  The excuses can grow at an alarming rate: "My eyes are tired", "I'd rather relax and watch TV" (cue Fergus): Or, "I can't find a good book", [...]