Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sr. Jacinta Dorado, O.S.B.

Today's Woman of Peace is Sr. Jacinta Dorado, O.S.B. She is a Benedictine Sister of St. Joseph Monastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Last October, she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee which is the anniversary of sixty years of religious profession.

I met her when she was the principal in the grade school I attended. I have distinct memories of her being very serene. As a young child, I sensed her extraordinary peace and over the past five decades, she has radiated that same peaceful spirit every time I see her.

This is what she said about peace:

"What is peace? Every human person on earth wants peace. If we wish to have peace, we must be willing to be transformed by the love of Jesus. What does this mean?

Like clay in the hands of the potter who molds it into an earthen vessel, we must be willing to have our inner life, our inner being reshaped by the Great Potter, Jesus.

Throughout the Bible God places clear choices before us. He admonishes us when he says: 'Do what is right and you'll have peace,' and 'Love one another as I have loved you.'

Peace is the work of justice and the effect of charity. Earthly peace is the image and fruit of the peace of Christ. 'He is our peace.' Eph 2: 14 He said, ' Blessed are the peacemakers for they will see God.' " Mt 5: 9

For more information on the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery see this link: http://stjosephmonastery.org/

1 comment:

  1. What a testimony of peace! I would love to be known as "serene." What an incredible compliment to her walk with Christ. Thanks for sharing the life of this beautiful lady, Sheila.