Do not lose heart!

I am continually among them provided they believe and do not lose heart.

–Saint Angela Merici, Counsel 5/38-39

As I continue sharing my journey in companionship with our founder, Angela Merici, her words continue to guide me. The day in and day out demands pull me in numerous directions. What keeps me centered and hopeful is linked to this phrase from her Fifth Counsel. Angela’s exhortation, “do not lose heart” reminds me to whom I have committed my heart and why I am able to continue inspite of pettiness, negativity, demands, pressures,or just not enough of me to go around. It also helps to stay connected to my sisters in community who joyfully reflect fidelity, goodness and holiness. Thanks Marty and Julie for your witness, your inspiration and your support!