The Jewish people were led into the desert in order that their faith and love might be tested and purified by their experience.  Their refusal to accept these trials was a rebellion against God.  They thwarted His designs and asked for a tangible sign — we remember what took place.

God will lead us and test us as He did the Chosen People, and we must beware of asking for a sign other than to deepen our faith and love.

Mother Patricia O’Connor, C.D.S.
Founding Superior, Friend and Guide