Tales from the desert...Part 2

" There are some very big things going on here in the desert. Yesterday, we visited our new convent being re-built in Holman, about 3 hours north of Albuquerque. Holman is where our community began almost 50 years ago and when the sisters left the area, the convent was destroyed. I remember seeing it 5 years ago before anything had been done to it and looking at the graffiti on the walls and the devastation of it, I didn't think there was much that could be done. However, the foundation was structurally sound and so the sisters and some amazing volunteers began to build upon it.

I was unprepared as to how beautiful the convent would be. The walls are white and they reach high to touch the skylights in the ceiling. There is a tile inlay of the Miraculous Medal, windows that reveal the breathtaking views of the mountains and nature, and even compact little rooms for the sisters that have built in beds, closets and desks. The Sisters aren't finished yet with this project and I hope to post pictures and a video of the convent soon. Much of the work and furnishings have come from generous benefactors who have graciously volunteered their time and resources. I know that God will bless them abundantly for their gifts.

Perhaps that goes to prove that God plants desires in the hearts of people and fulfills them. And that His ways are not our ways. Don't we do that at times, we look at something or someone on the outside and say,"Nothing can be done to fix that person or problem." And then God steps in and does something wonderful. It takes a lot of work, whether on a building or on ourselves interiorly, but we do our part and God does the rest.

I like that.

Til then..."


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