17 06, 2020

We grieve in light of the Supreme Court decision — June 15, 2020

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We grieve in light of the Supreme Court decision —  June 15, 2020   Lament for God’s deep heartache, Throughout the world lament, That all whose hearts are open His pain will comprehend. Destruction is impending, Judgment as never before. O call, O warn and rescue; Listen to God, your Lord. Taken from "I Want to Console You" “Watch and pray!” God is waiting for those who will share His anguish and grieve with Him, those who will bring Him comfort by confessing their sins and humbly submitting to His wrath. Unwittingly, they are living proof of His love, because they never lose confidence in the love of God.   [...]

29 05, 2020

Pentecost — A Great Promise!

By |2020-05-30T10:51:22-07:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pentecost — A Great Promise!

Pentecost - outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a miracle that fills us with awe to this very day. The Holy Spirit came to earth like a mighty wind. It was a certain group of people whom the Holy Spirit came to seek - the disciples, a poor, little group of failures, who had not kept faith but deserted their Lord on His path of suffering. It was to them that He came. Even today the Holy Spirit manifests His power in the lives of those who are weak, He demonstrates who He is. He can bring dead hearts to life and fill despairing and fearful people with the power to witness. Yes, the Holy Spirit can transform everything. Praise to You, O Holy Ghost For all that You have done, To clarify our thoughts of God, [...]

24 04, 2020

God Calls – and Our Response

By |2020-04-28T17:21:29-07:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Oh, return, My children Oh, return, My children, oh, return! Turn back to your loving Father - God. See Him wait, O children, see Him wait. Will you not return to Him this day? Won't you come? Mother Basilea wrote over 40 years ago in God Laments - and Our Response, page 19/20: How deep is the grief of God resounding from all the words of the prophets! It is as if God, who has shown us nothing but love, can hardly grasp that we are turning our backs on Him and turning to Satan. He laments: The stork knows the time of her migration, as does the turtledove, and the crane, and the swallow. They all return at God’s appointed time each year; but not my people! They don’t accept [...]

27 03, 2020

Visit the Garden of Jesus’ Sufferings and Resurrection in the desert of Arizona

By |2020-03-27T21:41:14-07:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Visit the Garden of Jesus’ Sufferings and Resurrection in the desert of Arizona

Nothing will bring us closer to Jesus than reflecting on the Passion, for His suffering reveals His heart. It is all about having a fresh vision of the Man of Sorrows and hearing Him speak to the heart: "Do you love Me? Where I am, My servant also will be." In her prayers, songs and writings, Mother Basilea bears witness to this greatest expression of God's love. And wherever the Sisterhood has established a Canaan center, there is usually a prayer garden with reliefs depicting the passion of Jesus, for a visible representation can help to deepen our understanding. Jesus longs for us to give Him all our love in response to His love and suffering. This is how in Phoenix, Arizona, a Garden of Jesus' Sufferings and Resurrection came to be built by the Sisters of Mary with their [...]

16 03, 2020

Fear not, the Lord your God is with you! Joshua 1:9

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Psalm 91:1-16 NIV He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 [...]

31 12, 2019

A Greeting for the New Year

By |2020-01-01T13:54:44-07:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

May the following quote by Mother Basilea encourage you for the New Year: “Jesus wants to come to us who live in a world of ever-growing darkness and chaos. For today countries are ravaged by uprisings. But Jesus is the Light of the world. He is the Eternal Light. He is like a sun that no darkness can ever eclipse. His light illumines and penetrates the darkness, transforming it into light. Why should I be troubled when fear and distress take hold of me? I have a mighty Deliverer, who will come to my aid in every suffering that befalls me. Though the world is growing ever darker, though satanic forces are gaining more and more ground to establish their rule, we know that Jesus will come [...]

4 12, 2019

My Soul Magnifies the Lord

By |2020-01-04T21:47:16-07:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ein Kerem, Jerusalem One  of the Sisters who had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land this summer discovered a precious jewel, hidden in the ancient village of Ein Kerem - The Church of the Visitation - Mary's encounter with Elizabeth. Delightful 1 min. video of Ein Kerem Here in Ein Kerem, situated in the Judean hills on the western outskirts of Jerusalem, we are reminded of the birth of John the Baptist and of Mary’s encounter with Elizabeth. EXCERPT FROM LUKE 1: Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy [...]

1 11, 2019

Thanksgiving

By |2019-11-22T16:36:46-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thanksgiving

To Give Thanks Means to Receive This joyous Thanksgiving message by Mother Basilea Schlink, reminds us that for every difficulty in our lives, the way to receive help is to give thanks. There is tremendous power in thanking the Lord. When we give thanks something happens… When we say, “Lord, You always have a way,” we praise the love of God which finds a way and carries us through. What are a few worries and problems to the Lord who created heaven and earth – for whom nothing is impossible? To think about His love and might makes us strong and happy. To praise His love and power drives away cares and sadness, and when God wills – even change people, relationships and difficulties. God is Lord over them all… He need only say one word, and people’s hearts, minds [...]

21 05, 2019

Joy Comes in the Morning

By |2019-05-22T10:40:09-07:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|6 Comments

Emmaus, a small village in the Holy Land associated with the Easter story, tells of joy after deep suffering. Yes, Emmaus tells that joy - not suffering - is the end of the story, for the disciples were privileged to find Jesus again as the living Lord. Emmaus speaks of the fulfillment of Jesus’ words. ‘You will be sad, but your sadness will turn into joy’. On that same day two of Jesus’ followers were going to a village named Emmaus… As they talked and discussed, Jesus himself drew near and walked along with them; they saw him, but somehow did not recognize him. Wasn't it like a fire [...]