Franciscan Poor Clare Sisters

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

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Book Review – “The Awakened Heart” by Gerald May

“The Awakened Heart” by Gerald May A Book Review by Sr. Monique Simpson Although specific examples from “The Awakened Heart”, written by Gerald May aren’t easily recalled, the overall impression of the book is that it is an insightful, updated version of the spiritual classics of the past. As a psychiatrist, May uses a vast…
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Reflection On Creation

We are constantly hearing about the environmental crisis that we are presently experiencing. I will not speak to this. I think that you are well aware of this topic and the need for change in regard to our attitude toward global warming, etc. It is easy to become paralyzed by fear accompanied by a sense…
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Visitors

We have been blessed over the past months with various visitors to the community, some long time friends and some new, but always bringing with them new life and new insights. In May, Sister Dawn Marie’s parents, Wally and Shirley Kling, made a one day stopover during their cruise along the West Coast. Both Shirley…
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Book Review – Christ in Evolution by Ilia Delio OSF

Christ in Evolution by Ilia Delio OSF Published by Orbis Books (October 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1570757778 I highly recommend this book, which is not a “light summer read”, but was more than worth the time and effort it called for. The ideas and concepts, while large and expansive, are presented clearly and closely linked to what…
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From the Desk of the Abbess – Summer 2009

I must admit, this is my favorite time of year. The warmth of the sun, the color and beauty of flowers everywhere all contribute to a strong sense of God’s unfolding grace among us which is easier for me to see in the summer months. Sometimes the heat forces you to a slower more reflective…
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