Please enjoy this submission for our What Does Grace Look Like? series from Sister Helen Ann, OP.


In our monastery we get many examples of what grace looks like form the people who come here.  One shining example is of an older woman who is taking care of her sick husband at home and he has Alzheimer’s and many times doesn’t know her.  It is not easy for her but when you talk to her and ask her how she is, a light lights up her face, and her eyes shine as she says the magic words, “but I love him.”  Love overcomes all situation, and perfect love is a joy that spreads to those around us.  When I think of her, and her shining face and eyes, I pray that my love for God and my neighbor would be half as glowing and giving as hers is.

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