Monday, September 5, 2011

Time Out from the Daily Grind


A very sacred aspect of the ‘daily grind’ of Religious Sisters is taking time off from the ‘daily grind!’  The sisters in Trinidad did just this, only a couple of weeks ago.  Accompanied by two of our Sisters from the US we headed off to spend a weekend together at a little beach resort in Tobago.  (Tobago is our sister isle well known for its lovely beaches and diverse cultural heritage.)

It was a wonderful opportunity to deepen relationships with God and with one another as we spent time praying, playing, swimming in the Caribbean sea, sight-seeing, sampling the delicacies the island offered, sharing and hearing each other’s stories of ministry and other tidbits. It also offered us time to contemplate the greatness and admire the beauty of creation and recognize there, the wonderful presence of the Creator.   

Vacation time is a very spiritual experience. Even God rested on the seventh day! They are holy days of rest and relaxation as we consciously engage in activities that nourish and restore our souls and bodies and strengthen us to return to the daily grind, refreshed and renewed. 

What value do you place on vacation time?

Gail Jagroop, OP
St. Joseph, Trinidad

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