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November 2014

Advent Week 1

In examining our Visitandine archives, we have discovered some exhortations for the season of Advent, handwritten in a notebook, undated and unsigned. We will post excerpts of  them during this holy season of Advent for your reflection. “This time is destined to prepare us for the coming and birth of Jesus Christ. Although the Savior […]

Gratitude & St. Jane de Chantal

As our national holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, we can reflect on thoughts of  St. Jane de Chantal, our Foundress, regarding the spirit of gratitude. “Generally we ought to treat all sorts of persons with an extraordinary suavity and cordial respect, but especially those from whom we receive particular assistance and proofs of friendship, returning always […]

Chatting About: Asking nothing, refusing nothing

 From the story when the disciples were in the boat during the storm, and in a panic they awoke Jesus for help (Mark 4:37-41), how can we learn from this situation how to practice the idea of “holy indifference.”? How do the two concepts of “desire nothing” and “refuse nothing” complement one another? This of […]