Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm more interested in tomorrow...

Today, many of us will exercise our right to a voice in government - record numbers, I here. Tonight, one of these two fine men will be elected our next president. No matter what happens, GOD is with us. No matter what happens, GOD will be with him. So today as we monitor the numbers and the most passionate among us continue to campaign, maybe we could stop for just a moment and say a prayer for our next president - even before we know his name. Maybe, we could pray for healing in our disappointments and a spirit of gratitude for a process that doesn't exist in most countries. We have a new day dawning in this nation and it's going to take each one of us to mend what has been rent and move forward as a people - regardless of red or blue. Tomorrow is what we will make of it. I'm praying for the president today because his is the awesome responsibility to bring glad tidings to the poor...liberty to captives...sight to the blind...and freedom to the oppressed (Luke 4:18-19, paraphrased). May we become "one nation under GOD, indivisible, with justice for all."
Blessings and love to you all...

- Sister Vicki

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I have been at the Monastery since Thursday. I came home for a series of meetings and a dentist appointment (Sister Andrea and I are trying to schedule them together now.) And, Saturday was Community Day. We meet together on the first Saturday of every month to work on things together. Sometimes we have a Chapter Meeting, too. But this Saturday was a full day of shared prayer and study. Sister Veronica and I had to prepare a presentation to share with the entire community on Saturday morning. (It went well, I think. We did some sharing from our study in Rome on RB 72.) And last night, our Novices, Postulant and “Live-In’s” threw a supper party for the whole community in the newly refurbished Formation Room. (It’s one of the spaces in the monastery you haven’t seen because it’s off a residential hallway.) So, it’s been a very full (but happy) four days at HOME!

It’s early Sunday morning…the sun is rising early because of the time change…I’m watching the cats wake up outside my office window and wondering how those creatures stay warm. It’s a frosty morning, I think. (I’m really ready for autumn to come and STAY!) I’m excited to be home for Sunday Eucharist – especially on this beautiful feast of ALL SOULS. It’s a good day to take a walk up the hill to our cemetery and pray a “hello” to our sisters in glory. It’s a good day to “visit” with my Mother and grandparents, as well. It’s a good day to thank GOD for the gift of JESUS and for life that never has to end.
Blessings and love to you all…
- Sister Vicki