Just what do the two have in common? When I started to make soap almost nine years ago I found myself wondering how I could integrate Prayer, which is our main work together into my newfound passion, that of soapmaking.Inspiration came to me and I decided then and there to add some Holy Water to each batch of soap and to pray for everyone who would be using it.
In the photo included here you will see our Holy Water font that is located within our monastery cloister.From this I have filled my holy water bottle many times over.Praying for all of you who use my soap is an obligation that I take very seriously. The life of prayer that I have been called to in my vocation flows in and through my life as a soapmaker.
On our Congregations’ website we have several prayer opportunities for you to share in.The first is the prayer request tab located on the home page in the upper left hand corner. Here a link for you: http://tinyurl.com/ncsmza The second is to share in our daily life as we pray the Divine Office through our Podcast: http://tinyurl.com/yuvpox.
It’s been a busy week, month, here in the soap shop. During the month of July Sr. Judy and I made 2,250 bars of soap. For the year we have produced over 9,000 bars of soap! Thats alot prayer! Every once and awhile several of our Senior Sisters who reside at Our Lady of Rickenbach here on our grounds stop in for a visit during their daily walks outside.
This coming week our Novice Nancy will make her First Monastic Profession of Vows. I’m sure I’ll be giving a number of tours of the Soap Shop! Blessings upon Blessings.
Question: What are the blessings you’ve experienced in your life? You’ve also been a blessing to someone?
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