Fifth Week of Advent
February 14, 2021
Susan Doubet, OSB, Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA
The first time I fell in love was with Michael Grimm, son of a Protestant minister and the smartest kid in our 6th grade class. Although this early attraction didn’t “go anywhere” as they say, I still remember it as my first wonderment for something beyond myself.
Since then, of course, I have fallen in love many times: with people, with the glories of creation itself, with ideas and causes that have formed and changed my life. Primary among these is monastic life itself and a spirituality that goes deeply into the mysteries of human life and life beyond life. (e.g. Are we spiritual being on a human journey or humans on a spiritual journey?)