Feast of the Assumption

The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.

(Luke 1:49-50)

On this date, fifty years ago, I professed my final vows, pronouncing and meaning the word, “forever.” I had made the one decision that would sustain every decision from that day on. I felt as though I were finally home.

The convent was not my home, nor is this world that I inhabit. Our only home is with you, Lord. I may have been dispensed from my vows, but that does not mean I have no vocation. We are called to love you here and in eternity. Renew me, Lord. Have mercy on me now, in this time, in this place. You will not abandon me.

You do great things for all of your people. If we take to heart the words of your Blessed Mother, “Do whatever he tells you,” we shall not stray. Please help me to listen attentively to whatever you tell me.

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