Saturday, November 29, 2008
Our award ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th (the day of our Baby Jesus Party).
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We just finished praying together (hence the lit candles!), and we prayed for all of you and your intentions during this Thanksgiving holiday.
I can't think of a more fitting prayer of thanksgiving for this post than that of St. Paul to the Philippians. Think of it as being addressed to you personally!
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God's grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 3:11)
I never knew Fr. Alberione personally (he died in 1971), but I've witnessed his spirit alive in the many sisters with whom I've lived. They too spend themselves every day to proclaim God's gracious gift in Jesus, who is our Way, our Truth, and our Life. Now that's something to be thankful for!
Blessed James Alberione, pray for us!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
As many of you know, Fr. Kennedy is a priest of the archdiocese who currently serves as chaplain at Sequoia and Kaiser Hospitals. He is a wonderful and engaging speaker, and his presentation will explore how, for Saul turned Paul, the road to Damascus marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship with the Risen Christ and shaped his understanding of Christian discipleship.
Please join us for this free lecture right here at our Book Center on next Thursday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m.
Sr. Kelly got here on Sunday (yes--during that rainy spell we just had...), and she has already been helping at the Book Center on Broadway. This weekend, she will also be participating in the parish display which we will be having at St. Matthew's Church in San Mateo. We've been telling her how Californians are the FRIENDLIEST people on the planet, and she's eagerly looking forward to meeting many of you! In the meantime, our community has grown again to four sisters (thank you, Jesus!)
I'll try to interview Kelly in an upcoming post to share a little more with you about her background and especially her journey in religious life so far. Please keep her and this important time in her formation in your prayers.