Hermitage Reflection 


Wind Chimes
Photo Credit: © Arvind Balaraman |

When we allow the Spirit to touch the deepest interior part of us, our inner "wind chimes" begin to move and pristine melodies play within us.

Inwardly, we are free and know a sense of peace. Outwardly, our lives bear witness to the inner movements of grace.

It all starts within and moves outward.

The Spirit is forever moving. By God's grace, may we avoid building barriers that keep the Spirit's breath from moving freely within us ... to heal and renew and lead us wisely. As a result, what a beautiful symphony of sound will rise up from our globe!

Come, Holy Spirit, come!


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.


Dear Lady of Tenderness,

Dawning Sky
Photo Credit: Vaughn Noel
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






My peace is My gift to you.
~ John 14:27

Our Lady of Tenderness, pray for us!