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Creative Musings from the Convent

A Spring Blessing

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD. Sister Doreen’s ReflectionsThis is the week on the calendar that announces the first day of Spring, and it turns my thoughts to poetry – and reflections – I share the following

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Examen of Consciousness

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Examen of Consciousness This short exercise is to help increase one’s sensitivity to the Spirit working in one’s life and to provide one with the enlightenment needed to cooperate and respond to

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Darkness.

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD. Sister Doreen’s ReflectionsDARKNESS Darkness is not dark to you;The night is as bright as the day;Darkness and light to you are both alike(Psalm 139:11 BAS) If I should cry to the

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Ash Wednesday

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD ASH WEDNESDAY REFLECTIONS We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life … Remember, you are dust

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Life At The Crossroads

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD. Sister Doreen’s Reflections “Life At The Crossroads”Honouring the Heart’s Desire – how can we live in the tension of our many questions, but in fidelity to the core of our being?

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The Most Important Commandment.

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD. Sister Doreen’s Reflections The Most Important Command – some pondering thoughts: (Bible translation):“One of the religious scholars posed a question to Jesus: “Teacher, which command in God’s law is the most

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Developing a Rule of Life

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD. Sister Doreen’s Reflections In simple terms, a rule of life is the pattern we set for our day-to-day living, and it reflects our priorities.  We all have a rule of life

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Today I Awake

By Sr. Doreen, SSJD. Sister Doreen’s Reflections Today I awake – to the real presence Living as Contemplatives in the World is to see the holy in the ordinary.  Macrina Wiederkehr in her book A

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