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"What we do with our heart affects the whole universe."

What indeed, are your heart’s holdings? What gives you a sense of deep hope and sincere compassion? What brings you to healing?

 

carisma oggi 1Last June many had the opportunity to partake in the Congregational Conference, Healing Gift: Today and Beyond. The Conference proved for those in attendance to be a rich opportunity with challenging presenters, exposure to alternative healing modalities and endless international exchange and dialogue. The energy produced within the Conference has been kept alive and vibrating in motion through Assemblies, Gatherings, Circles and informal meetings.

 

In December/January, the Congregation provided everyone with a copy of the 2012 Healing Calendar yet another means of deepening personal and communal healing through prayer.

Ann Cecile Albers preview Good Shepherd Community started using the healing Calendar together in Community in January. We did the individual experience and then shared each month at our community meeting...

 

Sr. Sophie Dioh, sfp

“Like the earth, my life also goes through seasonal shifts". When I am outdoors and contemplate nature, going beyond what I see, a feeling of wonder before so much splendor arises from my heart.

maria elena carvalho preview I begin by recalling a passage I once read about how our perception of the world, others, and everything else takes place within and among ourselves. Our personal and professional performance...

mary madonna hoying preview The impact of the 2012 Healing Calendar for me was a blessing in many ways.  Each month at our Community Meeting, after house business was finished, we shared about how that month’s calendar spoke to or what it had done for us.

14a preview Many messages from the Healing Conference are imprinted in my spirit and in the active life of service to our community and to the poorest among us -- whom God, in His infinite goodness places along my path.

ribeiro machado preview

Participating in our Healing Conference was indeed a remarkable and meaningful experience for me, and I believe for all the Sisters, Associates and friends of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor who were present.

2preview During this past year following our Healing Conference, I found myself thinking frequently about “poverty.” I thought it was evident, and by now that its meaning in my life would be “clear.”

bernadette sullivan preview

Our Healing Charism is a blessing for us and for all those with whom we come in contact.  Sister Antonietta Potente said that God’s making all things new “happens mostly in strange silent transformations.”

beth Rindler preview I have several thoughts in response to Father Gittins' statement: “You are Christians, and therefore people who live, who exude and who heal with hope. It is an essential component of your healing charism".

anita mcardlepreview

Over the years as a Sister Nurse I have experienced many healings, but none as dramatic as this...when I was serving our beloved Sisters at Mount Alverno Center, I witnessed the healing of many Sisters...