For as you know, the religious orders in the Church of God are like the flowers in a garden each has its own use, its own duty, its own special perfume and is own beauty. All are good because all have the Divine sanction. All are useful because each has is own special work. Hence let us love and care for all as far as it is in our power to do so and let us rejoice in their joys and sorrow in their griefs. - Margaret Anna Cusack, General Letter to the Congregation, April 1887This quote from Margaret Anna is appropriate as I'm headed to my first meeting as a member of the core team for Giving Voice, a grassroots organization of younger women religious from a wide variety of congregations. We'll be praying, dreaming, and planning for the future of our organization as we lean together into the future of religious life.
Margaret Anna Fridays
Most Fridays, I’m going to share a quote from the founder of my groovy sisters, Margaret Anna Cusack, known in religion as Mother Francis Clare. Today's installment: