Picture this: a circle of Dominican women all gathered around a fire in western Montana breaking open the Word of God present in the Clark Fork River rolling by, the songs of many birds surrounding us, many wildflowers blooming. Once again God’s Spirit birthing Church in our midst.
These are uneasy days for sisters in the Church. Yet what a gift to come together and renew hope in the vision, service, promise of Gospel living. There we were, members of the Intermountain Region claiming our place as Pentecost partners with God’s People.
Twice each year we come together to share our experience, strength and hope in our common life together. Each month we log onto our computers and update one another on the happenings, the opportunities, the challenges and the laughs we have had these past weeks. Some of us Skype with one another regularly.
Why all this emphasis on connecting you might ask? We share a common purpose and passion. Each of us strives daily to convey to those we serve how passionately they are loved. Each of us in ministry focuses to all we meet how endless and available is the mercy of our God of Truth. The Breath of God blows ever so gently and consistently in our midst. In attending to this we become a Pentecost breathing life, love and hope.
What circles renew and ‘pentecost’ you? How might you want to enlarge your circle to merge with a Dominican Circle? We would love to have you join us.
K.C. Young, OP