At Mass yesterday, we sang the song
"My Soul in Stillness Waits." I love this song because it is a reminder of what Advent is all about. The words of the chorus keep running through my heart, "For you, O Lord, my soul in stillness waits, truly my hope is in you." I am always moved by this song. However, yesterday as I
looked out at the beauty of creation and the deep stillness of the fallen snow that covered the earth, I felt like I had been given a special gift by God. God's grace covers me gently and leads me into the stillness of God's presence just like the snow that covers the earth.
Sr. Mary Margaret took these pictures of our grounds covered with snow. I hope you enjoy seeing them
much as we did. We are blessed by beauty all around us but sometimes it takes a first snow to open our eyes to the beauty God provides each day.
I want to take this gift with me into the rest of the Advent season so that each day I might touch into the beauty and stillness that God offers me. Know of my prayers as you enjoy God's gifts this Advent.
Sr. Julie Sewell and Sr. Heather Jean enjoyed an Advent walk together. All bundled up they stayed warm as they took in the beauty of God's gift.