True SND Hospitality
As I sit at this computer in the Provincial Center of our Chardon, OH province, I can’t help but be thankful for the wonderful hospitality I’m receiving from our Sisters here. Coming from one workshop and now here for another meeting, I feel as though this is a second home. Each Sister is so kind and welcoming and gracious – truly sharing our Notre Dame spirit. I can imagine Mary doing the same as she must have been most gracious in welcoming others into her home at Nazareth. No wonder Jesus’ ministry was marked by such a sincere spirit of hospitality.
How will I help to welcome another and make her/him feel at home today?
I’ve been to our Chardon center many times and also feel it is a “second home.” Truly, we are all united in one heart, one hope, one mission. Right now I am in another “Nazareth,” at the home of the CSJ Sisters in Nazareth (Kalamazoo), Michigan. They’ve named their home Nazareth … to extend the hospitality of the Holy Family to all who come here. The Marian spirit … the Holy Family spirit … the Trinitarian spirit permeates our lives. Community is everywhere if we have the eyes and heart to see!