Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Aug. 10, 2014

Reflection for Aug. 10, 2014

Keeping our eyes on the Lord helps us navigate life's storms

by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

Our Gospel for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time brings us to the sea.  Jesus invited Peter to walk on water to come to him.  Peter believed he would be able to do that and he stepped out of the boat to join Jesus.  As long as he looked to Jesus, he walked on the water.  When he focused on the strong winds and the waves, he sank.  He looked to Jesus for help and Jesus' hand brought him to safety.  He knew that Jesus had the power to save him and he did just that.

We celebrate with our Jubilarians who, like Peter, took a risk to follow the Lord.  They left the security of their homes and all that was familiar to them to step out and join Jesus.

In good times and not so good times, they have tried to keep their focus on the Lord.  In the storms of life and the calm moments, they have given their all.  They, like Peter, know that Jesus has taken them by the hand through all the experiences of their lives.  They also know that Jesus continues to walk with them as they journey through this life.

Let us thank our God for these women who have served God's people and have given us all a wonderful example of faith, dedication and selfless love!


Congratulations to all celebrating all these years serving the Lord. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Love you all

Thomas Stumpf (brother of Sr. Bridget)

Thank you to all of you! You use the gifts God has given you to serve others!

Thank you. I agree.

Abundant Blessings to All of you Sisters for your faith, strength, and belief that God would direct your steps in this life to help so many of us in so many ways, and in particular, congratulations to those beautiful ladies who today celebrate a Jubilee!! Joy & Peace to all of you! Love, Michael Vlies

Reading the bios of the jubilarians reminds me again of the so many good works being done by all the Sisters and their faith-filled lives. Congratulations and thank you.


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