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Prior to entering the monastery, I lived my life between the extremes of constant motion and exhaustion. Life always seemed to be demanding more. Perhaps you can relate to this? As I entered the monastery I was thrust into the depths of community and the vast expanse of the desert. These two poles – community…Read more
When I first read the life and retreat notes of Sr. Elizabeth of the Trinity, I was “blown away” by their power and grace. I was fifteen years old and I wanted that deep-down friendship with God. I longed to know God and what that might mean. Now, years later, as Elizabeth is canonized, I…Read more
These words could have been written by any rock star today; Bono, Bruce Springsteen or even Lady Gaga. Instead our little Thérèse coined the phrase “elevator of love” over 100 years ago. Her suggestion was given to Fr. Maurice Bellière, the missionary with whom she corresponded and affectionately called him “her dear little brother”. This…Read more