God What are You Asking of Me?

God What are You Asking of Me?

By Sister Meredith, O.C.D. We sisters have taken to gardening and weeding our Retreat House grounds to keep the campus beautiful and ready for when we open.  This time has brought me back to when I used to weed our gardens at home every Saturday morning.  As a...
Food is God’s Love Made Edible

Food is God’s Love Made Edible

By Sister Laetitia Therese, O.C.D. This year I have the privilege of serving at Sacred Heart Retreat House as Kitchen Assistant. My assignment encompasses a variety of duties including assisting with setting up and clearing meals, food and beverage preparations,...
The Stone was Removed

The Stone was Removed

By Sr. Meredith, OCD “On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb” (John 20:1). The stone was removed. I was reflecting on why our Lord had the stone removed. He...
Hidden Room

Hidden Room

By Sr. Jeannine Marie, O.C.D. “You must build a little cell within your soul as I do. Remember that God is there and enter it from time to time, when you feel nervous or you’re unhappy. Quickly seek refuge there and tell the Master all about it.” – St Elizabeth of the...
My Mission within the Mission

My Mission within the Mission

By: Sister Noella, O.C.D. The Mission of the Sacred Heart Retreat House is “to promote a deeper spiritual life among God’s people.” Who are “God’s people”? These are the very persons God has placed in front of me, behind me or next to me. It might be a co-worker,...
The Healing Power of Silence

The Healing Power of Silence

By: Sister Meredith, O.C.D. “Silent? Me?” That’s often the response I get when I invite people to our weekend silent retreat.  It comes with a shake of the head and a nervous laugh.  I get it.  As a Carmelite Sister, I have felt that feeling bordering close to fear...