Bridget Mary's Response: The Sisters, when challenged by the Vatican, prayed and continued to live their ordinary and extraordinary lives of service to the the people of God. Their response came from the depths of love for God, for each other and for the church, which included their critics. Like the Sisters, when we are criticized, we too can choose this grace- filled path to growth in integrity,wholeness, and holiness. Take the situation to deep prayer, then respond calmly and kindly is always a wise choice. Sometimes hearts change, transformation takes place, and even little miracles can occur!
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org