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

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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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BAPTISM

Do you know the date of your baptism?  You may not if you were baptized as a child, but it is definitely a day to celebrate with joy and gratitude.  On that day, the Father looked at you and said, “You are my beloved son (or daughter); with you I am well pleased” (Lk 3:22).  As we realize that we mess up rather often, we may have the temptation to think: “Yes, of course, God loves me, he loves everyone.”  But God’s love does not work that way; his love is so much beyond our comprehension.  The best we can do is to be immersed in it, like in the waters of our first baptism, and let it transform us while we open our hearts to listen to his quiet voice telling us once again, “You are my beloved son, with you I am well pleased”.