Recently we came upon a thread on a vocation blog about the Passionist Nuns that had some erroneous statements. This is not the first time we have heard about this. In response Mother Catherine Marie, through the inflow of the Holy Spirit, wrote some articles to address these misunderstandings. She wrote these within just a few days! Amazing… Gradually, I am posting these here on the blog under the section on Monastic Musings. But until then I invite you to go to our website and read “Mother’s Notebook”. Leave a comment and let us know what you think! (Update January 2009 – All the articles have been posted here on the blog under Passionist Nuns in the Monastic Musings section.)
I pray Mother’s little treatise on Passionist life will make known the truth about our rich – hidden – mysterious vocation, bring greater glory to God and an increase in number of courageous and magnanimous postulants to all our Passionist monasteries! “May they become living flames of crucified love for a world grown cold toward God.” ~ St. Paul of the Cross speaking of his “daughters of the Passion”.
And I close with one of my favorite Words from the Desert Fathers….
Abbot Lot came to Abbot Joseph and said: Father, according as I am able, I keep my little rule, and my little fast, my prayer, meditation and contemplative silence; and according as I am able I strive to cleanse my heart of thoughts: now what more should I do?
The elder rose up in reply and stretched out his hands to heaven, and his fingers became like ten lamps of fire. He said: Why not be totally changed into fire?