Trusting in an Empty Bag

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Your invited on a journey, asked to empty your travel bag, and encouraged to trust that your ruffled companion is enough.

Lenten Blog: Trusting in an Empty Bag

Lessons learned from my ministry and life as a sister

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The adventures of missionary life always intrigue me; every day, they require trust in God, myself, and the people I serve. Thinking of my last mission to Wau, South Sudan, I think of a quote from Paulo Coelho: "Take advantage of the chance that tragedy has given you; not everyone is capable of doing so." When I arrived in South Sudan, it looked like tragedy.

Lessons learned from my ministry and life as a sister

God's designs were made known

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God leads us into the depth of ourselves from the lowest of circumstances, yet in the most magnificent ways. To be with what is, is to trust in God's Providence.

Sister Tonette Sperando, OSB

May 7, 2020

A wise Sister once advised me: “Tonette, live your life and live it to its fullest potential. If God is calling you to a religious vocation, you will not be able to run from it. Enjoy yourself, and let God do the controlling.”

Sisters believe in the power of prayer and the impact it has on their daily experiences

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No matter what ministry a sister is involved in--retreat direction, political activism, teaching, catechesis, public speaking, or eco-spirituality, her prayer life is very intertwined in the daily experiences.