Monday, March 21, 2011


A vivid image and experience of surrender came flooding into my mind's eye this morning. My husband and I were standing at the altar of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle with arms outstretched as we did on our thirty-first wedding anniversary last December when renewing our Benedictine oblation.

Following the ancient Benedictine tradition, we said the Suscipe three times:

"Receive me, O Lord, according to your word,
and I shall live;
let me not be put to shame in my hope." Ps 118:116

Or in a child's words, "Papa, I am yours!" 

Oh, the grace and peace in surrender, in the free act of offering ourselves to Him anew.


  1. Oh dear friend this is so precious and as I got to be with you and Mick (together) even if for such a short time last week, I received such a blessing from seeing the incredible spiritual oneness between you two.

    God has truly placed His hand of blessing upon you as a couple and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things He has in store for you to accomplish.

    I love you dearly,

  2. Thank you for your kind and uplifting comment.
    I love you dearly too,