Cherished Time of Prayer

ConcordRiverFullwTreeHere by the river is one of my cherished prayer-spots during this past week’s retreat, where God made his presence felt.

I was touched to receive prayer intentions from so many of you last week. I dedicated a certain day to each prayer intention, as well as praying for everyone through the week. Some of you offered prayers for me and for the other sisters making retreat–your prayers were certainly answered! Thank you so much for sharing this cherished time of prayer with me–through your intentions and prayers.

It was a profound, beautiful, comforting and challenging week…all the things that retreats should be. Most of all, it was a delight just to be able to focus on the Lord and listen to his loving voice. I know I will continue to “unpack” the spiritual fruits of my retreat in the coming weeks and months. One of the Scripture passage that spoke to me especially was Matthew 6:25-33–that if we set our heart on the Lord, we do not need to worry because he will provide for us.

I also prayed for all the new media initiatives coming up…among many others, especially: my newest book Soul of Christ: Meditations on a Timeless Prayer (November release!), the two upcoming digital magazines that we’re just starting to prepare, several new developing sections for our www.pauline.org website, the new DVDs about Our Lady of Fatima and Pope Francis (releasing in August!), and the soon-to-be released film about our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, Media Apostle.