Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: Music

Cellist painting

Music is the harmonious voice of creation;

an echo of the invisible world.

Giuseppe Mazzini

  • August 22

    Work offered with love by a soul at peace breaks through the darkness so the light shines through: One heart blessing all hearts.   from Peace Planet by Nan Merrill and Barbara Taylor

  • August 21

    At death, the soul witnesses an incredible energy release of that which was only on loan, and an even more wonderful homecoming of all that has been given you by the Creator. That which is commanded by your love is … Continue reading

  • August 20

    God is creatively present in everyone in every moment whether we are aware of it or not. But when we are in the state of silent gratefulness, we are aware of God’s Presence. from The Eternal Now by Paul Tillich

  • August 19

    Unless we are creators, we are not fully alive… Remember, the root word of humble and human is the same:  humus, earth.  We are dust. We are created; it is God who made us and not we ourselves. But we … Continue reading

  • August 18

    I draw prayer round me like a dark protective wall, withdraw inside it as one might into a convent cell and then step outside again, calmer and stronger and more collected again. Etty Hillesum An Interrupted Life

  • August 17

    The Lord is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27

  • August 16

    It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love others. The more solitary I am, the more affection I have for them. It is pure affection, and filled with reverence for the solitude … Continue reading

  • August 15

    To one who waits all things reveal themselves, so long as you have the courage not to deny in the darkness what you have seen in the Light. Coventry Patmore

  • August 14

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Green

  • August 13

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk … Continue reading

  • August 12

    Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. Louisa May Alcott

  • August 11

    Silence as a spiritual practice is much more than being able to sit still without talking for 30 minutes or longer. Instead, silence is a quality of presence.  The silence we search for is an overall state of being. It is … Continue reading

  • August 10

    Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. Meister Eckhart

  • August 9

    There should always be more waiting than striving in a Christian’s prayer. Evelyn Underhill

  • August 8

    The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball — the further I am rolled the more I gain. Susan B. Anthony

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.