Cold in the Love of God

Cold in the Love of God

By Sister Meredith, O.C.D. On the feast of St. John the Evangelist (December 27) in the late 1200’s, a nun living in Thuringia (now Germany) had a vision of Jesus and St. John.  This nun was St. Gertrude and she saw herself standing on the right of Jesus with St. John...
Living a Joyful Faith

Living a Joyful Faith

An Interview with Carol Cusator, A Retreatant for Over 60 Years All who know Carol Cusator would agree that she is a very lively, inspiring, faithful woman who brings joy and light to all whom she meets.  The Carmelite Sisters and staff at Sacred Heart Retreat House...
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...