“Only a Love Stronger than Death Will Satisfy” Greetings in Christ’s Peace, “…the way to self-fulfillment is self-donation; only a love stronger than death will satisfy.” — Blessed Maria Gabriella [from David P. Lavich, OCSO, (Trans.). (2019). “The Letters of Blessed Maria Gabriella with the Notebooks of Mother Pia Gullini,” (p. ix). Athens, OH: Cistercian … More “Only a Love Stronger than Death Will Satisfy”- Blessed Maria Gabriella O.C.S.O.
It’s odd to walk into a church and venerate with a kiss the portrait of someone who lived and died during ones own life time, yet that is what I have been doing for the past few weeks.. When I walk into the church here there is an icon of a bishop, Nikita, who was … More Notes From the Field #4
Today’s reading in chapel on this feast of St. Joseph, reminded me of something from a few years ago. I originally wrote this after a retreat where we talked about women gathering together and women teaching their daughters in order to help them lead more meaningful lives. As a participant, I felt … More … To be like Joseph