Silence Says it All

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

Grandma Mary stayed with her five-year-old grandson Billy one night when his parents were out for the evening. When he was ready for bed, Grandma asked if she could sit with him while he said his nightly prayers. When Billy was ready, Grandma came and sat on the edge of the bed as he knelt beside it.

As Billy knelt there, he folded his hands and put his head down. After a lengthy silence, Grandma said, “Billy, are you praying yet?” He replied, “Sure am, Grandma.” “Well,” she said, “did you remember to pray for mom and dad and the new baby?” “Absolutely, Grandma.” Continue reading →

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Letting Go in Later Life

Adele Sheffieck, OPA
Blog by Associate Adele Sheffieck, OPA

As one continuing on the spiritual journey in later life, I struggle to find ways to “let go, let God” in everyday living. In younger years I thought I was doing just that, but as I grew older I realized I wasn’t succeeding in letting God take over in most circumstances. The fact that the same old feelings came back helped me to see that I wasn’t really “letting God.” In other words – easier said then done! Continue reading →

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