April 16 2007
A Hidden Strength
In the face of the recent tragedy of Virginia Tech, all of us have been affected. It is as if this has happened to each one of us, even those of us who are many miles away. In times like these, something happens within the human heart of our whole nation. The opening of this common heart enables those who are touched close at hand by this event to shoulder a terrible sorrow that seems unbearable.
However, there is another side to all of this. Because we are one in suffering, a hidden strength within all of us is awakened. The heart is made that way. With heartfelt sympathy, sincere prayer goes out from the Carmelite Monastery of Eldridge , Iowa , for our country and for all of those who have been touched acutely by such a deep sorrow. For us, suffering in one heart is another way of praying. We believe that a new vision and a new hope will come.
Sister Mary Jo Loebig, O.C.D