Friday, July 2, 2010

"Leaving Home and All"

Last night my spiritual direction peer supervision group gathered in my apartment. We meet monthly for presentations and reflections on our ministry, beginning with a potluck supper and check in. Last night was special because we were saying goodbye to one of our members, a School Sister of Notre Dame in Milwaukee who is leaving for the Hyde Park area of Chicago to be part of a new interprovincial house. It will be for “postulants” from across the country beginning to explore religious life. Gina is 80-plus and celebrating her 60th Jubilee. And once again, with discernment and generosity, she is “leaving home and all” for a new community and ministry. We celebrated her, blessed her, and stood in awe of our life-long vocation.

Sr. Miriam Brown, OP
Racine, WI

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