Tuesday, July 6, 2010

prayer with friends

It was a rainy, gray morning this morning.  Rumbling thunder, lightening, umbrellas welcome. 

I went to Mass at the Monastery and stayed after to pray.  Blessed silence.  Except for the rain on the roof.  I had an inservice at 8:30 and it didn't make sense to drive all the way home to turn around and drive back.

I snapped this picture out the passenger side of my vehicle in the driveway.  My older son has quite an affection for St. Michael.  I figure he's a good friend to have!

It reminded me of a recent email conversation with my best, best  friend.  (She also lives in a monastery.)  I had confessed to her that I wasn't much of a "Mary person."  That if I needed something it just seemed easier to go straight to Jesus.  She emailed back that the best things in life are not so much about efficiency and getting the job done, as they are about friendship.  Very true words.  And so we pray with friends - both those already in Heaven and those on their way.

St. Michael the Archangel, protect us. 

Linking this to Jenny's Blog and Sixty Seconds on Tuesday, because she and her friends have cool pictures!  Stop in and visit or join us - finding beauty in the ordinary.


  1. ...the best things in life are not so much about efficiency and getting the job done, as they are about friendship.

    Wow! Those are some powerful words! Thank you so much for capturing the picture and her words.

  2. I agree with Jenny. Those are powerful words! Thank you for sharing your sixty seconds with us.


  3. Great post! I am not really a "Mary person" either but I will remember those words! God bless!

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from Mary's "Life in a Small Town" blog. Congratulations on your award!

    Those are powerful words that I will ponder as I go through my day today. I'm now your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you. I'll be back!

    Have a great day!

  5. Something to think about for sure. Actually, something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

    I love your blog Karen!

  6. Thank you all for the kind words. And welcome to Colleen and Candace. I hope you stick around!