Saturday, November 17, 2012
Feast of St. Philippine Duchesne
One of our Religious wrote a letter from Philippine and I thought that might be a good way to celebrate her feast; I think I will try a dialog with her and see what happens - this will not be published as I suspect it is too personal for my blog. I find it helpful to have a conversation with Jesus or Our Lady sometimes and try to write it down and I did one with St. Madeleine Sophie but have not done this with Philippine. I suspect I would want her to be free to tell me whatever she thinks would be helpful. I suspect she would say to me, "Please be a bit more specific."
I am going around now and saying over and over "Jesus, thank you for sharing your risen life." This seems to give me joy and so I pass it on as a suggestion to you and do try having a conversation with Philippine.
I wanted to schedule this for tomorrow and was not able to do so; maybe Philippine wanted you to have this a day early or, in her humility, wanted to keep Sunday as the more important feast - I like celebrating Philippine on the 17th because that was her feast before her canonization.