Hermitage Reflection for June

Come to Me.

~ Mt 11: 28

Sun's Rays
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The World Wide Web is accessed daily. It can, in an instant, influence our thoughts, emotions, decisions, and actions.

There is another web we can choose to connect with daily and be
influenced by: the Web of the Heart of God.

God's web of love is designed to invite. God hopes to capture us with the free gift of His love.

We are led to the gossamer threads of God's web through daily
scripture, Eucharist, spiritual reading, silent prayer, love of neighbor, love of self; each influences our thoughts, emotions, decisions, and actions; each helps to form us and free us to be the creation of love God breathed into our souls.

As we daily access God's web, and allow it to influence our lives, we are brought nearer the center of the web where God calls to us, where we meet each other, and from whence we go to extend the Web of the Heart of God ever wider.

Prayer to Our Lady of Tenderness


Below is a prayer composed by Bishop John W. Flesey to Our Lady of Tenderness. United in heart and mind, let us pray together, that hearts across our globe may open to receive the gift of Christ's peace.

Our Lady

Dear Lady of Tenderness,

We live in an angry and violent world. War and terrorism threaten us on all sides. We respectfully turn to you, O Mother of the Compassionate One. We beg your intercession for us, your suffering sons and daughters. Because of the intimate bond you share with your Son Jesus, our Risen Lord, we know you will hear and heed our prayer for help. Ask your Savior Son to pour forth His Peace into our minds and hearts so that we might become one truly holy family united and guided by His Holy Spirit. Amen.
~ Bishop John W. Flesey




~ Our Lady of Tenderness, pray for us! ~