Sister Jeanne Ann – Sunday Morning

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Sister Jeanne Ann – Sunday Morning

Sunday morning - photo by Sister Jeanne Ann Weber

As I looked out the lounge window overlooking Lake Superior, I saw a magnificent sunrise!  I went to get my camera and opened the lounge door to get a better picture from the balcony.  I quickly took two pictures as it was cold, and I was only wearing night gear and slippers as I wanted to make sure that the sky would not change.

Earlier I had been doing Lectio Divina, pondering God’s Word, on the Sunday scriptures.  They were about the leper who had been healed.  I thought about what it must have been like to be shunned as a leper at the time of Christ, as well as thinking of present day lepers:   people avoided and forgotten because of their poverty and/or illness of body, mind, or spirit or the many other reasons people are marginalized.  I interceded for the many “lepers” in our world, as well as myself.  There was also an awareness to reach out to those I meet with a more compassionate heart.

I was grateful for Christ’s healing, mercy and blessings in my life.  I thought of Luke’s Gospel of the ten lepers and only one returned to give thanks.  This Sunday morning was a time to also remember to give thanks for sunrises and so much more!





Sister Jeanne Ann Weber

Sister Jeanne Ann Weber is Director of Liturgy. She has experience as a teacher, advocate for women and children, giving retreats and spiritual direction. She is a member of the Shalom Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Monastery.See all of Sister Jeanne Ann’s posts.


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