kbbrixDuring the ceremony when St. Brigid (500 A.D.) was to become an abbess, the bishop accidentally used the prayers for an ordination of a bishop. Back in June a presider at Mass intended to give a Father’s Day blessing, but accidentally turned to a page with a blessing for catechists. Oops!  Psychologists tell us that sometimes what we say accidentally is what we really mean unconsciously. When praying the Office aloud in community, instead of saying, “When I lie down, I fall peacefully asleep,” a Sister said, “When I fall down, I lie peacefully asleep.” Now that’s an accident I wouldn’t mind!


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  1. Kathy on October 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Sometimes the things we do in the 24 hours God grants us are exhausting! Sometimes when I lay down, I too fall onto the mattress and with seconds I am asleep and in the morning rested to do yet again what God has planned. When I can stay in the God plan mode, it is always peaceful sleep, when I am in Kathy planned mode, I usually need to do an amendment first to God for thinking I had a better plan then to whoever it was I stepped on. It could be me, it could be another, yet amend I must for to not would mean another bad day, I can’t have that. Thank you for sharing the peace of sleep for servants who are willing and ready to do God’s will.

  2. Sister Celine on October 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Oh happy faults! They make us smile and bring a bit of laughter and peace to the soul. Thank you, Sister Valerie.

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