"This is the reality of my sisters. We are stitched together in the beautiful tapestry of life. As I move forward in what is still the early days of my religious life, I am confident that my sisters are a gift from God."
Jane Quinlan is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province. A teacher, missionary to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and vocation minister, she later represented her order at the United Nations. She now serves in Brussels as assistant general superior of her congregation.
"God can be a slow sip of cool lemonade or the fragrance of a bright garden flower. God can delight in you as you play with friends and family!! And as the Pentecost sequence so sweetly says, 'God's spirit is for us grateful coolness in the heat.'"
How unique is your congregation? Is it the only one like it in the world, or do you share a charism or a founder with another group of sisters? Has it made a difference, and do you have a special way of collaborating with them?
Easter can be predictable with the pastel colors, chocolate, and usual activities at church. But if that’s how we look at it every year, how do we keep Easter, the Paschal Mystery, the source and summit of our faith, fresh?