Saints Surrounded

I have been silent for a few days but hopefully I will get back on track now. I have missed some amazing saint feast days. Today for example is Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. I have missed the Feast of the Angels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael which was the anniversary of my sister’s memorial service.

These days are ones that call for reflection upon the great cloud of witnesses that have gone before us. We are part of a bigger community, both seen and unseen. This weekend I visited my cousin in Vancouver and always marvel at how connected my spirit is to hers. Our sharing is deep and instant. It had been several years since I had sat face to face with her but there was no hesitation or awkwardness. The same is true when we joined a mutual friend just before I left. I think that is how the saints are with God–there is no hesitation, only wonderful expectations of the joy that awaits and wonderment at all the blessings that unfold.

Therese valued the little way of being faithful in small things. I value my friendships with the people I have spent time with recently because of all the little things that have solidified our relationship. Therese was faithful to her relationships too, especially the one with God. What little things are you grateful for in your relationships?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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2 Responses to Saints Surrounded

  1. Kathy says:

    Love you, Suzanne. Found a couple beads as I was praying for you on my walk yesterday.. I will send them along. 🙂 kk

  2. sstyves says:

    God is so good. Thanks for the prayers. xo.

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