When I was asked to write a reflection for the Society's Year of Prayer in honour of Philippine Duchesne, I chose to focus on her profession cross. This cross - subsequently worn by Anna du Rousier, and later by Janet Stuart - had spent some time in our province during the Janet Stuart centenary events in 2014, inspiring us with its simple presence, which told of the great-hearted, God-centred women who had worn it.
I enjoy learning new things. Sometimes they are new things with a purpose and sometimes, it is simply because they are interesting. No matter the why, in the ideal, whatever it is that I learn helps me understand something larger than the skill or task at hand, helps me see or think differently, or at least notice a glinting light reflecting somewhere I had not thought to look in the past.