Still draining the summer to its very dregs over here. How about you? Are you making room in the schedule for lots of Quadrant Two activies? (aka important but not urgent) Are you fitting in quiet time? Moments of grace, joy and peace?
We’re trying, and I don’t think it’s a contradiction to say that we have to actively seek those moments of peace.
One of the highlights for my girls is going to camp with the Schoenstatt sisters.
Schoenstatt on the Lake. It’s lovely.
Angela went for the first time this year and her eyes were shining when I picked her up. “Schoenstatt changed me, Momma,” she said.
Judging from the looks on their faces, I would say Schoenstatt changed all the girls. I mean, look at those beautiful, radiant smiles!
Here’s a narrative from the week as shared by my 9-year-old:
It started when my friend was showing me her dorm. Suddenly, she found her shoes and exclaimed: “I’ve found my shoes! It’s a SIGN. Father Kentenich is my spiritual father!!!” I was confused, then she told me that she prayed to Father Kentenich asking him if he would be her spiritual father, and if he wanted to he could send a sign. Still confused, I asked, “How can you just ask him like that and POOF! He’s your spiritual father?”
She told me and I understood. Then I decided that if she could ask, then I could too. So I found a quiet corner and prayed: “Father Kentenich, do you want to be my spiritual father? If you are willing to, just send a sign.” Then I waited. When I started to pack I stared out the window and jumped. There was a cloud in the form of Mary’s crown!
Now, I thought that if finding shoes was a good enough sign, then seeing Mary’s crown was definitely a good enough sign.
All three girls had a fabulous week, and I got to appreciate the graces when they returned! (Hint: “getting changed for the better” = trying harder to behave. ; ) Plus, I’m hoping for at least one religious vocation among my girls, and spending time with these sisters is one of the best ways I know.
Do you have any upcoming events put on by sisters? Run, don’t walk, to the nearest sign-up.