Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury,pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

Sunday, September 2, 2007

So beautiful!

This evening was our children's Mass at Mother House and it was so beautiful! The kids worked so hard to practice the music and prayers and they did really well. One of the girls has the most beautiful smile that I have ever seen and she stood in front of the altar looking proud and smiling so big. It made it harder to think about leaving them in a couple of days!

I had dinner with my friends from Spain. They are really nice and usually translate everything they say, but sometimes I can understand some of the conversation on my own. They are leaving tomorrow for Darjeeling so I won't get to see them again before I leave. But now I have friends in Spain if I ever go there : )

It's Labor Day in the states right? Happy Labor Day! I have limited shopping time now so if there's anything you want me to get don't hesitate to ask, and I love a challenge!

Father's homily today was about smiling and choosing joy even in the midst of great trials. We have to choose to be joyful, no matter what is going on in our lives. Our joy brings joy to others. Smile!

Love to you all, see you soon! ~Corina


Aunt Valerie said...

Hello Corina,

Are you 12+ hours ahead in your time zone or are you a full day + ahead of us? I'm thinking as we are getting our day going, you must be winding yours down?

When you first talked about spending a month in Kolkata - it seemed like an awfully long time, and now that we are nearing the 6th, that month seemed to zoom by to fast.

We are excited to see your pictures once you get back; may your trip home be safe and uneventful!

Love, Valerie

Andrew St.Hilaire said...

ellooo Corina, frickin', I thought you were coming home with Tuan. What the flip? Hey, since you offered, I was wondering if there are any nice rosaries there, in which case could you bring one back for me and I could pay you back in guacamole?

Oh and Lindsey wanted me to remind you that you were going to get her something, too. How does it feel to be a dealer?

Molly said...

We had a guest speaker at my parish a few years ago. He talked about the passage in the Bible (the exact passage escapes me now) that tells us that we are called to bear our trials as though they are pure joy. Then he talked about telling his parents about how living with his in-laws was pure joy...

Hard to do in the midst of trouble, but smiles are like yawns- you see one and can't even help it. You smile back.

Anonymous said...

What other thing would we need from India but you? Just come home with the experiences you have had and use them to do good. Nothing else they have over there would be worth more.
See you soon,
Love, Dad