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I’ve never thought of Hope as a wish list (as in “I hope the weather is good tomorrow.”) No, Hope is holy root energy, grace planted here on Earth, grounded as we are and reaching for the light.
Hope is crucial to get through a time like this. By prayer and reaching out, we can be a beacon of hope during these trying times.
It was the path Jesus embarked upon and it is the path that we too must embrace as we enter into these final days of Lent.
What the witnesses saw on Good Friday looked like the end, it was the beginning; they saw death – it was life; what looked like failure was victory; darkness gave way to light and despair to HOPE.
The Dominican Sisters of Hope will temporarily suspend public programs at The Center at Mariandale as of Monday, March 16. We ask you to join us in praying for all those suffering from any kind of illness, especially those most vulnerable, and all those who care for them.
We talk about love as though we understand exactly what it is, when in fact I believe it is the most mysterious reality of all.
Hope sends us dancing around dark corners trusting in a tomorrow we cannot see!
In the hall at our parish, there are the words: Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori. I think that those words capture the meaning of what Sister Lin Howley tried to convey to me about never forgetting the year of our founding as Hope.
The note read, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” And there you have it; Hope. The joy filled anticipatory side of hope wins out.
Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti will present Julian of Norwich: The Woman, Her World, and Her Book at The Mariandale Center on Saturday, October 26th from 9:30 am to 3 pm.