Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jesus-Maria-Anna" From The Colettines Sisters


I pray that the Blessed Holy Spirit will always keep you in his holy grace and lead you at last to eternal glory. 
May the Father in his Mercy,
the Son, by his holy Passion,
and the Holy Spirit, the fountain of peace, sweetness, love and all consolation 
come down upon you and remain with you always."
(The Blessing of St Colette)
Dear Little hearts,
Every family home, monastery, and long established community has a potential awareness of not only those who are living, residing now, but of those who have already passed from this life into God....
In a family home their are memories of parents, grandparents, relatives, in a community memories of sisters who have lived the life before us.
In addition each family, community has ‘memory’ of their founder, foundreseses.  In the garden, and within the monastery itself we are so aware of the spirit of Our Holy Mothers Clare and Colette, in some way they too are always with us.
As Poor Clare Colettines our community has a great love and devotion to Saint Colette so let us share together something of her life and spirit.
Saint Colette was a great letter writer she wrote to persons in every position and state in life, both low and high. Her letters and documents were sealed with wax , as was the custom of the time. This is a picture of her seal..it carries a powerful message, and one wonders what some of the recipients felt, or how many graces touched them through this short exhortation.

“Remember Death”....This reveals a whole attitude towards human existence, a living just not for the things and times of this world but looking to the world beyond.It is not a morbid focus amidst life, but it is facing the truth that it is a  door that ultimately we must all pass through.  Our whole life should be a prepration for death, and this means in our daily life surrending to the little deaths that circumstances bring us, they may seem small in themselves but they form us and prepare us.
May Our Holy Mother Saint Colette bless you all.

On the humble Seal that she used for her correspondence are inscribed the words My Sisters, remember death.

The relics of St Colette are in the monastery of Poligny in France


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