Thanksgiving 2009 - Hallel was here for John's brain cancer battle!
John and I miraculously got to France just after his second chemo to watch Hallel take her habit and change her name!
Then in 2011 Pat's mother came to France with us for Hallel's first vows with a healed John. Both Pat and his mother wept the most the night before her vows and they witnessed 6 postulants take their habits and change their names - "that was so powerful to see, and know that this is what we had missed with Susan 2 years before. The transformation is so beautiful!" said Patrick.
A recent one this spring in Ruth's new home on the farm - the 4 farmwives! I was very touched by one of Pat's sisters saying (all 5 are home now and caring with love for their mother) that there are 7 sisters in the family including Rita and I. Close to my Faith is Family!
Can't get enough of her and Father Paul reminded us last night that she is the patroness of The Americas and today is the feast of St Juan Diego - Our Lady of Guadalupe is just 3 days away!
I love this!
I read this to John and Pat as they went out the door this morning. I think my mother in law does this very well... may we learn from her!
We can certainly learn humility from Juan Diego!
Once again... this is what Grandma Ann is doing now!
Christ works His love through material as well as spiritual things. Into His worship, following His own lead, the Church, His Church, brings material things, pure wax, flame, oil, salt, gold, water, linen, the voices of people, the gestures and actions of people, our own souls and bodies–the substance of our flesh and blood. All this is consistent with the Incarnation, when Christ took the human nature of our Lady to be Himself."