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Monday, June 7, 2010
I love this picture; the water is so peaceful and I feel that I am out there waiting for God. God comes in so many ways. I think that now I find God most in silence but know He waits for me in people, in places, and in hidden service. I feel his nudges, his inspirations, and sometimes seem incapable of following them. I stay quiet and do nothing until I get a real push from God. I am grateful for the pushes and seem to need them more as I move on in life. Before God may have been tugging me to stay still; now God pushes and pulls until I heed His calls. He knows how deaf I am and so sometimes a strong shove is all that works. Thanks be to God for his shoves and pushes, his pulls and persistence!
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Since my religious congregation began in France in 1800 and now is all over the world, we have kept the RSCJ. By now you know that I am not only known as Dr. Helen Rosenthal, but also as Sister Helen Rosenthal.
I am the oldest of four children. We were all born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. We lived in a big house with a playroom on the third floor. On Sundays we either went to my paternal grandmother's house where her six children would gather faithfully for supper or we would have my mother's father and our great aunt and uncle for a roast beef dinner at home. In summer, I would go to the lake with my Dad and I still love to swim.