Just 40 days ago we celebrated the feast of Christmas and the mystery of the Incarnation.  Today, Mary and Joseph continue to live faithfully their response to  God’s call as they fulfill the requirements of the law and bring Jesus to the temple. Along with Simeon and Anna who faithfully waited for the coming of the Messiah, they witness God’s revelation to His people.

Each of us is also called to live our daily lives in fidelity to God’s call.  For our Sisters, this may be Sister Mary Kent Burgard teaching a readiness class at Lial Catholic School, Sister Mary Patricia Snyder hosting a bible study, or Sister Virginia Marie Myers helping with food preparation in our Provincial Center kitchen. We bring our gifts and talents, as Mary did, to furthering the mission of Jesus wherever we find ourselves each day.

Many of our Sisters entered Notre Dame on this Feast of the Presentation and celebrate their anniversaries today. May Mary continue to be their companion as they share God’s goodness and care with others. Happy Anniversary, Sisters!

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  1. Jeffrey Smith on February 16, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Thx for the tips, and the web site certainly looks really good. What wp theme are you using?

    • Teri on February 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks for your nice comment. We are using the Delicate 3.5 theme.

      • Ronald on March 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

        We are glad you liked it; it took some effort to put all these tmnleees together, but the work was nice and we too learned much. The icon you mentioned is indeed beautiful and reveals something of Christ’s tender and devoted motherly aspect especially powerfully. It shows literally what we all are to experience allow ourselves to let go in his arms.And what also comes to mind is that it illustrates an experience many people have when taking care of their ill or dying parents this peculiar role-reversal. Maybe this icon could help them accept the situation, show that Christ has already been there too. Perhaps it’s not the most profound mystical interpretation of this scene, but a very human one.

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