I have been spending these days at St. Mary-on-the-lake in the company of my CSJP Sisters. It is always a joy to just BE with them/us.
In these days before Chapter, there are other Sisters from across the Congregation here who have come a bit early to be with us.
Our dining room here has circular tables, so there is always room to "squeeze in one more" at breakfast or lunch or as we just sit and have a cup of tea. The conversation and presence, just being with one another, is sustaining and energizing. The love we share for God and each other is palpable.
Our coming together is truly sacred space.
Tomorrow I head to the hotel where we'll have chapter to help set up and welcome Sisters and Associates coming from near and wide for our Congregation Chapter. Please hold us in your prayers!