longing

A Boundless and Profound Beauty

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

It takes courage and perseverance to walk this journey, but it is filled with a peace the world cannot give and a boundless and profound beauty leading to eternal glory in Heaven. We were created to gaze upon endless, eternal beauty. All of us were born with an unrelenting,  deep thirst that will never be satisfied fully in this life. […]

A Boundless and Profound Beauty

It takes courage and perseverance to walk this journey, but it is filled with a peace the world cannot give and a boundless and profound beauty leading to eternal glory in Heaven. We were created to gaze upon endless, eternal beauty. All of us were born with an unrelenting, deep thirst that will never be satisfied fully in this life. […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine of Hippo (detail) by Sandro Botticelli

“The entire life of a good Christian is in fact an exercise of holy desire. You do not yet see what you long for, but the very act of desiring prepares you, so that when he comes you may see and be utterly satisfied.” (St. Augustine of Hippo; Commentary on the First Epistle of John) August 28 is the Memorial […]

Reflections on My Golden Jubilee

My Golden Jubilee by Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. “When I see the sisters, with their years of toil etched into their faces, I can’t help but wonder the stories hidden behind each veil, each habit, each expressive face. Where did these sisters come from? Where were they born? Why did they enter the convent? And what made them stay? I […]

The Interior Life of Prayer – Going Deeper

St. John of the Cross

by Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles A typical day in most people’s lives is usually pretty ordinary. We wake up, get up, get going, and then continue through the day with the thousand and one habits and routines that fill our waking hours. Some days can fly by so rapidly that […]

Are We Happy Yet?

Catechesis Corner – Are We Happy Yet Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, followed her yellow brick road to find happiness. Charlie Brown summed up his thoughts on the topic of happiness with his statement, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Ah, elusive happiness. Just when we think […]