St. Rita was “small in stature but great in holiness, who lived in humility and is now known throughout the world for her heroic Christian life as a wife, mother, widow and nun.” – Pope St. John Paul II
If you are busy juggling family, friends, work, and prayer, trying to balance works of mercy with your daily duty, prayer time with household chores, and marriage with ministry, then let today’s saint be an inspiration, as she is for Claire Dwyer.
How does one choose a Lenten devotional? The secret to this, and to a life of piety in general, is to respect the hierarchy of our duties. Leila Marie Lawler offers wisdom as Lent approaches.
“The silence of prayer is a surrendering of our own words and the noise surrounding us so that something far fuller can rush in – so that we can be “filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:19). So that the creative, powerful and eternally self-donating Word, the one Word that matters, the eloquent Word that contains perfectly within it all our poor scattered syllables of truth, can be spoken. And in speaking, transform us within that silence to be a little bit more like Him. In speaking, reduce our interior and exterior storms to obedient breezes.”
Claire Dwyer reflects on the necessity of silence in the spiritual life.
Claire Dwyer reflects that even the most difficult life never lies outside of the power of God’s restoration.