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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Desire as thirst for the Holy Spirit
Mother Stuart has this to say about preparation for Pentecost:
"I have been thinking mostly about two essentials in the preparation for Pentecost, one is desire and the other is peace of soul. Desire which seems to carry everything before it, and obviously must do so, because the gift is for us, and God more desirous to give than we to receive, but desire makes us greater and more capable of receiving..."
Now I have always believed that and know that my desire to receive increases my capacity to receive - certainly this is true of love and God is love! Let us desire God with all our hearts!
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.