Fire of love
The best wood for igniting the love of God in our hearts is the Wood of the Cross. Mother Patricia O’Connor, C.D.S. Founding Superior, Friend and Guide
Hail glorious Saint Patrick,dear Saint of our Isle! On us, thy dear children bestow a sweet smile. And now that thou art in thy mansions above On Erin’s green valley, look down in thy love.
+Dear Lord, Keep love in my heart, and keep my heart in heaven. Mother Patricia O’Connor, C.D.S.
Faith is the basic ingredient of the consecrated life. It is not an escalator which brings us to the top of the mountain. It is more like a ‘staff” to lean upon. Mother Patricia O’Connor, C.D.S. Founding Superior, Friend, and Guide
The cynic believes that gratitude is merely a secret hope for greater favors! If we are nice to people, they will be nice to us. But real gratitude has nothing to do with playing up to people. It has everything to do with loving God and loving our neighbor — a spontaneous gesture of [...]
What part does prayer play in your daily program? Is it something to be said, a kind of job-to-be-got-through — an activity fitted into a neat slot among other forms of BUSYNESS? Mother Patricia O’Connor, CDS Founding Superior, Friend and Guide
Love of God
You cannot carry on a love affair with God bemoaning lost illusions, dwelling on the past, on the imprudences, the mistakes, selfishness, vanities. We ought really to keep a journal if only to say or to write daily “Ego Amo Te, Lord, I love You. Mother Patricia O’Connor, CDS Founding Superior, Friend and Guide