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Spiritual Starvation

The Pioneer Home, which had been built as a large hotel, was transformed into a Senior Home l.srs. Nobuko and Damiene and I are now living there. It is being remodeled with new floors, new wall coverings, and new bathrooms, with very modern fixtures and with new furniture. The floor where we lived and where […]

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The ear of the heart

“A sincere desire knows how to touch deeply the chords of our being, which is why it is not extinguished in the face of difficulties or setbacks. Pope Francis In this Easter season, in this time of joy, the Little Sisters of the Biel Fraternity have taken the time to share on the Pope’s catechesis […]

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A simple day

Many people live Br Charles’ intuitions: it’s what L Sr Norma from the community in Havana, Cuba discovers. « Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise… ». It’s with these words that we begin our prayer each morning, just as all kinds of noises surge surround us: the voice of the bread vendor, […]

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A few sweets…

For the past two years I’ve been working in an industrial laundry, an Austrian business located here in Bratislava (Slovakia). There are about 120 of us employees. It’s a very modern laundry, and a large part of our work involves running different machines. My job, though, involves folding by hand—bathrobes, fitted sheets, hospital gowns, etc.—to […]

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Risking a dream 

It can sometimes happen that a certitude takes root in your heart…. And then, without being aware of it, without even realizing it, that certitude grows and affirms itself. You can no longer hide it, drown it out nor reduce it to silence.  And this takes place even though reason might dictate otherwise, even though it […]

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Toward the unknown

Six months in, here is a patchwork of first impressions from this time of preparation for final vows. We wrote this together, each bringing her own personal experiences: So those are a few of our experiences. I sincerely hope you recognize your own life in ours. Don’t hesitate to write to us to share about […]

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The problem is me

From the time I was very small I’ve been told I have to forgive. Today I’m discovering that forgiving is not so much a moral act as it is above all a new level of awareness. That discovery is the fruit of a process that requires me to go deep into my own self, to […]

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Gifts from the desert

For several months L.Sr. Luigina shared the daily life of the little sisters who live in a tent in Niger. It was 30 years ago, but this unique desert experience among our Muslim friends had a profound impact. That is where I received the most beautiful gift I ever got. And what was it? Just […]

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What’s left when everything crumbles

We’ve had a fraternity in Aleppo for many years. We had to be absent from there for the past few months, but as soon as it became possible after the earthquake, l.srs. Diana-Maria and Carol went to visit our friends and neighbors. This is what they shared with us when they came back to Lebanon: […]

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Less coffee for more truth

Biblical scholar Rosalba Manes came to Tre Fontane to study the story of the Samaritan woman with us. L.Sr. Marianna wondered, “I know this passage so well, what can she possibly tell us that would be new?” When Rosalba got to the part where it says, “The hour is coming when true worshippers will worship […]

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