Greetings dearest Sisters...
Early in the month I offered a Holy Hour for you - for the special intention of your active discernment regarding your involvement in Seven Sisters in the upcoming year. I have not ceased smiling (or praying) as I so very often considered that you are in that deep place of interior listening. At the same time several new Seven Sisters groups have sprouted forth this month, affirming that this remains a work worthy of our attention. Truly, every sacrifice and every breath of prayer has merit!
I trust that you have or will be given direction for your continued commitment or departure from the weekly Holy Hours as part of the Seven Sisters Apostolate group.
May this prayer of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) be yours as well: "O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it with peace. Amen."
Please let your Anchoress know TODAY/soon (if you haven't already) the direction of your call for the coming year, so that ideally as we enter the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the month of June, committed intercessors (and subs) will be identified and able to seamlessly continue in prayerful support of the priest or bishop.
INPUT: During your discernment, perhaps you have formulated a comment or longer testimony to share with others in the Apostolate. Likewise, perhaps the priest or bishop that you prayer for has offered a comment, as well. Please pass those on to me for an upcoming communique, that we all may be edified by them.
IMPORTANT: Anchoresses - Many priest assignments change in the Spring. Please send this info (if you have not already done so), to affirm your group is still active and to bring any changes to my attention. Return email: Seven Sisters Roster Info in subject line please.
Please, please, please pray for me (one wee Hail Mary a day) - that I will not 'spoil the beautiful work that God has entrusted...' (Bl Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
United in prayer and mission -
that our prayers may find the hearts of every Bishop and priest
Madonna of the Grapes, pray for us!
St John Vianney, pray for us!
St Margaret Clitherow, pray for us!