Baptism supplies the hardware. But we need to unleash its potential through appropriation, says Br. Thomas. St. Teresa took up this challenge by opening herself
To prepare for the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the day we renew our vows, Sr. Ceil focused on the reading from Hosea,
Sr. Ceil gives an introduction to the life of St. Teresa of Jesus emphasizing her double-mindedness, both a no and a yes to surrender.
Brother Thomas compares the gift given St. Teresa to our own baptismal invitation to become the Word. He quotes Elizabeth of the Trinity: “Oh eternal
As a way of addressing the present moment in our times Sr. Ceil draws on the example of Moses the Listener, and of Pope Francis.