These past few days have been such a blessing. All the sisters in the province were here for Thanksgiving and an assembly to discern a new provincial. I absolutely loved talking to all the sisters and wish I could keep them here with me. I was supposed to get (and I am sure someone here has it) the e-mail of one sister to share in retreat ideas/files. Then there is another I talked with about backpacking and camping and canoeing. If ever possible, we are going to do it some day (you know…in that far off distant time). I had so many wonderful conversations and shared my story as well as hearing theirs. It was beautiful.
While I was in adoration today, this poem came to my heart and filtered through my hands.
Thank You Salesians, I’ll Be There!
Sitting down in silence to pray
Jesus ever present on the altar
I scan my eyes across the people
Grey and white fills near and far
Women who devout their whole life
To doing the will of God all around
Serving the youth of our growing world
Sharing joy where none is found
The unsurity that tries to creep in
Now is chased out and kept away
Inspiration and hope now fills me full
With such love to last many a day
These women with much experience
Are here with us to help and guide
I long to be like them if God wants
This to you I need now to confide
My heart beats so fast each time
And a huge smile shines on my face
Every time I talk of being Salesian
And my longing to be in this place
So thank you Sisters now and forever
Your wisdom is beyond any compare
Keep that light shinning so bright
And you can bet I’ll be there!