Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: Immaculate Conception

Blessed Virgin Mary

“[Mary] says her memories
Will help those of us
Newly come to our Lord’s mercy,
To live in His light.”
Jessica Coupe, Daystar Rising:  A Story of the First Christmas
  • December 7

    Advent, like its cousin Lent, is a season for prayer and reformation of our hearts. Since it comes at winter time, fire is a fitting sign to help us celebrate Advent…If Christ is to come more fully into our lives … Continue reading

  • December 6

    “It is fitting that the feast of St. Nicholas comes at the beginning of Advent and the beginning of the shopper’s season. As the patron saint of shoppers he proclaims, ‘Keep it simple!’ Keep it simple enough to fit in … Continue reading

  • December 5

    A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes…and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1943

  • December 4

    Advent: the time to listen for footsteps – you can’t hear footsteps when you’re running yourself.   Bill McKibben

  • December 3

    “The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before… .What is possible is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. And … Continue reading

  • December 2

    Each galaxy, each star, each living creature, every particle and subatomic particle of creation, we are all made in God’s image.…How? Genesis gives no explanations, but we do know instinctively that it is not a physical image. God’s explanation is to … Continue reading

  • December 1

    May the light we now kindle inspire us to use our powers to heal and not to harm, to help and not to hinder, to bless and not to curse, to serve you, Spirit of freedom.   – From a … Continue reading

  • November 30

    People remark that they feel “out of place,” “out of sorts,” “depressed,” or “bored” when a true moment of quiet descends on them. This is how fundamentally exiled we are from the natural texture of our own silence.  As modern … Continue reading

  • November 29

    If we’re no longer able to be quiet and listen, we can’t hear our own voices or those of our fellow human beings and our greater environment… Being silent means more than just holding your tongue. It means listening for … Continue reading

  • November 28

    The restlessness of the human heart is ever absorbed in a longing which finds rest only in that which transcends all longing…I myself lie outside in the backyard at night, alone and in silence, as if waiting for a huge … Continue reading

  • November 27

    “We will continue to be with you and the patients entrusted to us as we have always been. Bon Secours will remain Bon Secours–its philosophy and its goals always the same– to care for the entire [person], body, mind, and … Continue reading

  • November 26

    “You intend to be full of fervor…and you find that your inclinations are quite the opposite. This does not surprise me.  Feeling and comprehension are pure gifts from God and are consequently without merit.  (The important thing is to try … Continue reading

  • November 25

    Even in a world that’s being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong. Hildegard von Bingen

  • November 24

    Work when there is work to do. Rest when you are tired. One thing done in peace will most likely be better than ten things done in panic.   – Susan McHenry

  • November 23

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to like 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, … Continue reading

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.