A SISTER'S PAGE: A Consecrated Soul

The Lord has consecrated me
To help the deaf hear and blind to see.

I will repeat what needs to be said
Or need to tell you what I see up ahead.

If my heart could talk it would bless every deed 
All that I can do for all those who are in need.

My mouth can talk, joke, or sing with you
If you are lonely and feeling blue.

If you are scared or confused and shed a tear
I can tell you that there is nothing to fear.

If my heart could talk it would tell you how glad
I am to be a comfort to those who are sad.

My hands I can give to those to hold
Who have feelings that need not be told.

To those who can no longer stride
My feet will give you a quick ride.

If my heart could talk it would tell the bliss
Of such a joyful and humble service.

With every good thing that I have got
I can be to those what they have not.

I can ever joyful and happy be 
Because no one can take my Lord from me.

The most precious treasure is God's Son
The best ever gift I can give anyone.

If my heart could talk it would surely sing
The praises of Lord Jesus Christ our King. 

If my heart could sing it would sing the song
How God showed me just where I belong.

by Sister Hope Therese Angeline, O.Carm.


Visiting Olana Historical Site

On the Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1, the Formation group went to visit a beautiful spot on the Hudson Valley called Olana Historical Site. 
We took with us a young woman discerning a religious vocation.  It was a beautiful day and even though it was still too early for full foliage, we saw trees already turned adorning the site, along with the beautiful expanse of the Hudson Valley with the Hudson River before us!