IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE THE SINGLE MOST PROFOUND EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE SO FAR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Isn’t it amazing that when you have to give one response there are numerous responses that come to mind. Yet, when you are asked to give several responses your mind goes blank. As I try to prioritize the many profound experiences of my life I smile because some profound experience have been very simple yet powerful. Others are truly once in a lifetime experiencea and we know it at the moment.
If I had to describe the single most profound experience it would have to be in May of 2008 when I went to the home of St. Angela Merici, the founder of the Ursuline Sisters, and gazed upon her incorruptible body. I was moved to tears of joy and reverence for such a holy and convicted woman of faith. I knelt in front of her and recalled and prayed in gratitude for all the Ursuline Sisters who had taught me, those who had a significant influence on me, and those who supported my vocation to be a Mount Saint Joseph Ursuline Sister. I never felt so blessed to be called a daughter of Angela.
Her prayer flowed from my heart: “O God light up the darkness of my heart.’.. It was a sacred encounter and remains a graced moment in my life. I am filled with gratitude just recalling the memory. St. Angela,interceed for our community and stir in the heart of others as you did mine, a desire to give all to our loving and gracious God.
How about you? What is your most profound experience of your life, thus far?