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Music is the Voice of the Soul

Lent is moving into Holy Week as we across the globe cope with the increasingly tragic pandemic. We watch the number of people suffering and dying from COVID-19 grow hourly. We read and hear news of our families and friends as they navigate this moment. All these experiences challenge our very hope and confidence.

The solitude I have been given

A few weeks ago, when life was still semi-normal but heading towards isolation and lockdown, and as the government started advising older people and those with health issues to stay at home, our Provincial Team made some decisions. I and a few other sisters were asked to be available to support those who might need help with shopping or other needs. Consequently, ten days ago I moved out of my community, and into a nearby property we reserve for self-catering hospitality, where I can be close to both my community and some other sisters.

Fifth Sunday of Lent reflection 2020

For the past two Sundays, the Lectionary gave us glimpses into the lives of people with whom Jesus has an encounter. To recap: two weeks ago, Jesus converses with a Samaritan woman and invites her to a new way of living. Last week, we heard about the man born blind – more than, his blindness was healed in this encounter. Today, we encounter Mary, Martha and their late brother, Lazarus. All three stories share a commonality in that we encounter people who come to understand who Jesus is. All three show us how to be “artisans of hope in our blessed and broken world.”

Fifth Sunday of Lent reflection 2020

For the past two Sundays, the Lectionary gave us glimpses into the lives of people with whom Jesus has an encounter. To recap: two weeks ago, Jesus converses with a Samaritan woman and invites her to a new way of living. Last week, we heard about the man born blind – more than, his blindness was healed in this encounter. Today, we encounter Mary, Martha and their late brother, Lazarus. All three stories share a commonality in that we encounter people who come to understand who Jesus is. All three show us how to be “artisans of hope in our blessed and broken world.”

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