Desert Nuns
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Grey Havens

So many things could be said as this historic day comes to a close. What I find lingering in my heart, though, are the very last pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. “Go in peace,” Gandalf says to Sam, Merry and Pippin as he and Frodo prepare to sail into the West. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an... [Read more...]

Is everything sad going to come untrue?

Tonight at dinner, the Sisters were talking and enjoying each other’s company.  We weren’t talking about anything of great import.  Nor were we solving the world’s problems.  We were just enjoying each other.  And laughing. Sr. Marie Andre was sharing Winston Churchill’s famous quote (which sums up her whole being): “Keep... [Read more...]