Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

Love has a language all its own. It is eloquent in silence, and silence – overwhelming silence – is too full to speak. So when you are with Jesus, don’t be concerned saying much to Him. You don’t need to. He looks upon you, He sees everything, His Presence says everything, your presence says everything.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

Silence is the city of the strong. Silence is also the valley of love. Walk in the valley of love; walk silently, with silence that is brimming with gratitude.

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

In the silence of the night, we love by prayer, we repair by prayer and we beg by prayer. All you have to do is to keep a perpetual song in your heart: “My God, I love Thee and I want to love Thee more and more.”

Advent Reflection

A Handmaid Advent

Today’s Advent reflection: As the presence of a mother speaks more loudly than her lips, so the silence of Jesus, the eloquence of His presence, speaks even in the silence, of the infinite depths of His divine tenderness. We can afford to wait and rest within that silence and within the orbit of that love until the veils are drawn …

Hymn folder and Hymnal

Music Music Music

A Handmaid Advent, News

As we continued unpacking and settling in after our Sisters joined us from our former Priory in Illinois, we finally got to boxes of music and tapped into the organ skills of our Lake Villa organists. This means we once again can sing the Mass, especially on Sundays and Solemnities to settings we learned as a community after the new …

Hail Holy Cross

A Handmaid Father Gerald Fitzgerald, News, Ordinary

“No one can love the Cross for itself – not normally. How shall we love the Cross? We should love it for Him who hung upon it. In proportion to our realization of how precious it is, is our conformity to the Holy Cross.”  Father Gerald, s.P., Founder

From the Archives: Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

Scott Maentz Easter

And Jesus is here to …  to make us sinners into saints; to make it possible for us … to experience… in Christ Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament every day a foretaste of the Eternal Spring God has prepared for those who love Him.

From the Archives – April 6

Scott Maentz Easter

The Mother of God will keep our Rosaries of fidelities until we ourselves will behold them as a beautiful string of pearls to wear … for all Eternity.

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Scott Maentz Easter

O happy moment that wiped out the stain against womanhood, that raised womanhood once more to the rank of a Co-Redeemer: Mary doesn’t say “No, I will do my own will”: she says, “Yes, Fiat!”

Reflection for Monday of Holy Week

Scott Maentz Lent

If you have to be on the internet during Holy Week, make it an act of prayer, never forgetting Our Lord’s sacrifice on Calvary. The nuns invite you to pray the Rosary of Our Sorrowful Mother with them in spirit.

Holy Week Begins!

Scott Maentz Lent

Holy Week begins. Let us join Our Lord on the way to Golgotha…and Resurrection!