Called to Be Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Hawaii Mission Part Two

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

August 13, 2008

Continue the story of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serving among the good people of St. Theresa Parish, Kekaha, HI.

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Franciscan chapel

Fr. Roch Niemier, OFM in his book In the Footsteps of Francis and Clare devotes one chapter to prayer and mountain spirituality. As you view this podcast, is it possible to translate this paragraph to prayer and ‘ocean’ spirituality or whatever is your ordinary natural setting?

The spirituality of Poggio Bustone, or ‘mountain spirituality’ calls forth deep contemplative prayer. Heart-centered prayer or contemplation, is not so much our praying or speaking to God as it is becoming aware that it is God who is pursuing us and praying us, drawing us upward. All of Scripture reveals this wonderful mystery of our God. It is God who comes in search of us: it is God who desires us, desires to be one with us; it is God who loves with passionate longing. It is God who comes to us with overwhelming compassion.