14 August 2012

Weekly devotions from the Visitation sisters

“The essence of prayer is not found in always being on our knees, but in keeping our wills closely united to God’s in all the events of our lives. Those who are ready and open to yielding themselves to God’s good pleasure on any occasion, and receive these occasions lovingly from the hand of God can pray even while sweeping the floor.” 

St. Jane de Chantal

A help to living in the presence of God might be to practice what we call “hooverism.” While vacuuming a room, you might let the rhythm of pushing the vacuum back and forth become a mantra with which you pray for your family, your work, or for a larger need of our world today.

Sr. Mary Berchmans Hannan, VHM

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