"May almighty God bless you. May God look upon you with mercy and give you peace..."-Blessing of St. Clare

A message from our Abbess…

December 2017

Dear Friends

Advent seems sometimes to be an almost forgotten or overlooked season, don't you think? After all, there's just not enough time for all the shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating, partying that needs to be done for Christmas. - right?!

Advent is supposed to be a season of preparing and waiting; but what are we preparing and waiting for? The Incarnation happened 2,000 years ago - and that's most certainly an occasion worth celebrating extravagantly every year, isn't it?!! Is that what Advent's really about?

Maybe we are being invited to give some attention to preparing ourself to meet Jesus in the here and now more deeply than we did last year, or last week, or yesterday. Advent can be a "wake up call" - if we're listening. But are we watching and listening? Are we being about the real preparations we need to be about - the gift of ourself that God desires more than anything!

Think about that for just a minute and see what you hear in your heart. May this Advent be a season of special grace for you and your family.

We sincerely thank you for your presence in our lives which makes our life of prayer possible. Our prayer for you is that you will be blessed for your goodness.


Sr. Carolyn Forgette, osc and all your Poor Clare Sisters

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