Jesus needs souls who listen to him in silence.
Saint Rafael Arnaiz

Virtual Discernment Retreat April 17 & 18, 2021

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Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is a community of Trappist-Cistercian nuns. Our life is wholly ordered to contemplation. We journey together towards an ever closer personal union with Christ, through mutual care, a balanced life of prayer, work and study, according to our Cistercian tradition, in communion with the Church and in intercession for the world.
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Happy Thanksgiving, Every Day! Sow Gratitude, Reap Joy.
Some years ago, I started the practice of thanking the Lord for at least 3 things at the end of each day. This simple practice would help me not only to end my day on a happy note and with a grateful heart, but it encouraged me to have this same way of seeing things all day long. I am so glad we at least have an official day for thanksgiving. But what I have realized is that every day is a party when I turn to God, the giver of all gifts, with a smile that simply says “thank you” for so many signs of your love. Then joy begins to grow in my heart, and the joy of the Lord becomes my strength. Happy Thanksgiving!
“Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10)