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

Virtual Discernment Retreat on September 26th & 27th

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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.
From the Monastery

When I say “I am enough” I am expressing a very positive reality: I don’t have to prove my worth; I don’t need to measure up or be perfect; I can be at home in my own skin. But it’s also true that I am not enough, in a different sense: I need others, even more, I need the One who is my God and Savior.

During the COVID pandemic, we might be experiencing in a very concrete way that we are not enough. What do we do as Christians? The Gospel passage where we find Jesus feeding the five thousand (Mark 6:30-42) shows us how Jesus wants to continue making his miracles today. We just need to:

  1. Be honest with Jesus
  2. Go and see what you can give
  3. Put what you have in Jesus’ hands
  4. Let Jesus bless us and help us to share ourselves with others

Then we truly discover what it means to be enough: They all ate and were satisfied (Mark 6:42).