Letter from Saint John in Montana, 11/2018

We share the Novitiate Community life with you!

The first days of November in the novitiate were quite full. Sr. Maureen Cusick came for a session on Human, Spiritual and Theological Development. The three-week session ended with a 4-days of biblical reflections days. In her words: “From the very first hours of our existence until the last moments of our life we are ... Read more...

A Journey!

,,Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path’’ (Psalm 119:105)

If I have to give a name of this week it would be: JOURNEY. From two points of view. The first one is Helen’s long journey from Costa Rica to Israel. The second one is our retreat. I am going to speak about the second. As for the first point I will let Helen tell ... Read more...

Rain of grace!

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” (Psalms 150:6)

This week there was rain, rain of water! A shower of blessing! There was rain of learning! The flowers, the pines, the rosemary… all of nature sings giving thanks to God for the water from the sky. In contemplating this, I remember the Biblical passage, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you” (Exodus ... Read more...

A wonderful visit!

‘’I am still learning.’’ (Michelangelo, age 87)

These days we are really happy to have sister Maureen Cusick with us in our community. For two weeks, she is going to help us to understand the stages of our Human, Spiritual and theological development. From the very first hours of our existence until the last moments of our life we ​​are learning. We ... Read more...

55 days in Israel

“May soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…”

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; for he has looked with favour on his lowly servant…” I am in Israel for 55 days, I am gradually becoming accustomed to the place, I arrived in the middle of the celebrations of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and ... Read more...

Bethlehem of Judah – Bethlehem of Galilee

A biblical necklace about the town of Jesus birth

In this Necklace we will use the three parts of the Covenant found in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Holy Writings. These three parts show well the unity and God’s fidelity to the Covenant with God’s People. In our Necklace we have the different stages in the history of Israel: In Genesis, from the ... Read more...

The joy of working together

Picking olives

Autumn is the season that makes the connection between summer and winter. The state of mind that emerges from autumnal feasts is the joy of the fruit of the earth mixed with melancholy for the gloomy weather. Autumn is the season of rains, trees that weep in the rhythm of the falling of the leaves, ... Read more...