Today, the feast of Saint Dorothy, would have been the nameday of Sister Mary Doretta, who died last month a few days shy of the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. Since Sister Doretta was a classmate, I am writing in remembrance of her. Humble and reserved, attentive to others’ needs, hard-working and ever attuned to God’s will, she allowed God to direct her life. Sister was a genius when working with children with learning challenges. Most religious sisters spend their days in ordinary ways—ministry, cooking, cleaning, praying. But it seems to me that Sister had a special way of making the ordinary and everyday a way to honor God and do God’s Will. That was her spiritual practice. It can be ours, too. As you go about your ordinary day, doing ordinary things, let those things be a way to honor God.

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