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Lenten Reflection - Second Sunday Of Lent - March 1 Mark 9:2-10

This is my beloved Son; listen to him.  Mark 9.7

Biblical history reveals that journeys to the mountain were occasions for Divine encounters.  When Jesus led Peter, James and John up a high mountain, no doubt they anticipated that something of wondrous magnitude would occur.  We can only imagine their thoughts as they journeyed up the mountain led by their beloved rabbi, and how they were transformed by their mountain experience.

 

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Second Sunday of Lent Reflection

In Genesis 22, the first reading, Abraham is called upon to sacrifice what is most precious to him, Isaac.  Abraham is tested to see how far he will go to keep his covenant with God. Take some time to reflect on who or what you have sacrificed in your past to keep your covenant with God. Recently for me, it was staying in a marriage where my husband did not share the spiritual journey with me in order to keep my family together and to honor our marriage covenant. What about now? Who or what keeps you from that divine union where nothing else matters? I ask myself, am I afraid to leave the comfort of friends to journey to the unknown? Am I too comfortable to risk setting out on my own with no clear path forward? Is my parish family one I am called to leave behind to find my current calling, but where I can also be fed?

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Sr. Patricia Simpson, CND, “Marguerite Bourgeoys: Origins of the Associate Relationship”

Sr. Patricia Simpson, CND, will present “Marguerite Bourgeoys: Origins of the Associate Relationship” at the Assembly of Associates Saturday, April 18, 9:30 am. Her address will be followed by discussion, questions, comments and lunch. All Associates and Sisters who are directly involved with Associates have been invited to participate in the full weekend. However, we wish to invite all Sisters to the Saturday morning presentation and lunch. Please contact Sr. Joan Mahoney at cndassociatesusa@msn.com or jmahoney@cnd-m.org by Wednesday, March 4 if you wish to attend the April 18 morning session. The Assembly Committee Members

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