Margaret Anna Fridays - Advent

It's been a while, but it's a tradition on the blog to share some words of wisdom and inspiration on Fridays from the founder of my religious community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.  Known in religion as Mother Francis Clare, Margaret Anna Cusack was a prolific writer. Here are some of her spiritual insights on this season of Advent:

Oh, what a holy, beautiful, peaceful light is the light of the Infant Heart of Jesus! How it longs to come forth and manifest itself to all, to console, to instruct, to illuminate! Are wel, also, longing to receive this light? Are we praying with our whole hearts that it may come to us, and that we may be prepared to receive it? However great our spiritual enlightenment may be, we are still, in some measure, 'sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death.' But the light is coming, already we can see dawn upon the mountain. ~M.F. Cusack, Meditations for Advent and Easter, 1866

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