Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat's Feast Day Prayer Video
Irma Dillard, RSCJ, Margaret Causey, RSCJ, Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
As we approach the celebration of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat's feast day, our hearts are full. We face daily stories of heartbreaking loss and heroic acts of healing. The reality of Covid 19 affects us on all levels, internally and externally. Amid this uncertainty, we three were asked to prepare a reflection on Sophie.
During our planning we have focused on listening to Sophie, to the Spirit and to one another. As we have pondered Sophie's words and considered her complex life, we have been reminded that through her capacity for silence, Sophie found the courage to act with confidence. We see this same truth in the responses of the first responders and essential workers.
We offer this reflection (English) (French) (Spanish) in the hope that Sophie's example may support all of us in our desire to deepen our own capacity for silence and contemplation. We encourage each person to view the video and consider the words of Sophie often in these days leading up to her feast day. This reflection can also be found on our website under resources about St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
The whisper of the Spirit calls us. May our common commitment to prayer allow us to deepen our courage to act with confidence.
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