Joan Sauro, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, publishes widely in the Catholic press. “We were called Sister” (U.S. Catholic) was awarded first place for Best Essay 2014 by the CPA.
We were a gathering of older religious women sitting in a large circle in a barren church hall. A hard journey we had of it, traveling long distances to listen to each other.
On a recent oceanside retreat, I was kissed, found sweetness and learned to carry pearls.
Our recent jubilee celebration happened in three acts with cheering, weeping and trembling, chord after emotional chord. In word, song, feasting and after-partying, we touched eternity and were "doing holy."
It is possible to bring down a monster with a single, well-placed stone. It is also possible to bring down a saint with your stone. You can send your stone skimming across placid waters and create ripples beyond your imagining.